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Exchange-Moped Maven

Jack Kastner, 3, pretends to ride one of his dad Daniel's mopeds. Daniel owns 1977 Mopeds, a company that sells moped parts online, in an old factory in Kalamazoo, Mich. The building was used for over a hundred years in different kinds of manufacturing but had fallen into disrepair. 1977 Mopeds is rehabilitating the old facility and many of the pre-electronic machines to use in their business, and using the space as an incubator to foster other small businesses.