NEWARK, Del. (BRAIN) — Former employees of longtime retailer Wooden Wheels, which shut down recently, have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to open a new shop in the Newark area.
“For more than 40 years Wooden Wheels has been a staple for the cycling community of Newark and for Delaware as a whole. It started from a small shop and expanded into what so many of you have known to love. With that said, a few of us are working to sustain the same quality of service that you all have expected from Wooden Wheels in a friendly, healthy, and productive environment,” the former employees wrote on the campaign page.
“A lot is changing but the wheels are in motion to try and set up a completely new, unaffiliated, smaller, more sustainable, service-oriented location, with familiar faces to the name Wooden Wheels not far from downtown Newark. Our community has relied on the name Wooden Wheels for many years to keep them rolling, now new names are relying on our community to keep us rolling. “
Since the GoFundMe.com campaign launched six days ago, it has raised more than $10,000 toward a $20,000 goal.