Burial Grounds Collective – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more burialgroundscoffee.com Barista Magazine – Burial Grounds’ Journey to Collectivizing (2020) Parallel University – Conversation with Colin Bartlett (Audio) (2019)  The Workers Paradise – Burial Grounds: Rising Up (2019) Go Fund Me – Burial Grounds […]

Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Olympia, Washington Number of employees: 6 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance from: Northwest Cooperative Development Center Learn more voyeurolympia.com The Worker’s Paradise –  Le Voyeur The Next Generation (2019) Works in Progress – Olympia’s co-op businesses create economic justice and opportunity (2019) Le Voyeur – Cooperative Grand Re-opening (2019)   […]

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Star Tribune – Chew on this: Hell’s Kitchen owners sell their restaurant to employees

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From the Star Tribune Hell’s Kitchen, the Minneapolis restaurant known for irreverent marketing, a 35-foot Bloody Mary bar and lemon-ricotta pancakes, will soon stand out for something else: employee ownership. On Wednesday, owners Cynthia Gerdes and Steve Meyer closed the restaurant after lunch for a staff meeting, where they told more than 100 employees they […]

Rabble Rouser – Montpelier, VT

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(Changed named in 2019 from Nutty Steph’s) Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Montpelier, Vermont Number of employees: 13 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Vermont Employee Ownership Center Learn more NBC5  – Rabble Rouser opens in Montpelier (vide0) (2019) Burlington Free Press – Employee Owned Companies Gain Traction (2019) Nuty Steph’s – Under New Ownership (2019) Vermont Biz […]

1149 Cooperative – Philadelphia, PA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Number of employees: 3 Became employee owned: 2019 Assistance: Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Learn more 1149coop.com Eater – The Restaurant Owners Fighting Systems That Allow Abuse to Persist (2019) NPQ – Restaurant Worker Co-ops Serve Food, Drinks, and Social Justice (2019) Culture Work – Spotlight: 1149 Cooperative (2019) Philadelphia Magazine – Here’s […]

Full Stop Filling Station – Louisville, KY

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Industry: Food and Beverage, Energy Location: Louisville, Kentucky Number of employees: Became employee owned: 2019 Learn more www.fullstopstation.com Louisville Scoop – Everything you need to know about Full Stop Station (2019) Insider Louisville – Full Stop Filling Station seeks ‘a better way’ with bio-diesel, craft coffee and a democratic co-operative (2019) The Coffee Compass – Full Stop Station […]

Mujeres Emprendedoras Cooperative – Denver, CO

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Location: Denver, Colorado Industry:  Food and Beverage Number of employees: 12 Became employee owned: 2018 From the company https://www.facebook.com/mujeresemprendedorascooperative/ Learn more Denver Post – Colorado co-ops seeing a revival in state with strong ties to “radical tradition” (2019) KGNU – Co-op Power Hour: Building Community Wealth (2018) RE:Vision – Meet Matilde Garcia (2018)   Employee Owned […]

Democracy Brewing – Boston, MA

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Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Boston, Massachusetts Number of employees: 30 Became employee owned: 2018 Financing: Local Enterprise Assistance Fund From the company http://www.democracybrewing.com/ Learn more Politico – How Boston Is Becoming the City Where Workers Rule (2020) Forbes – When Banks Say No, Where Do You Go? Ask Boston’s Democracy Brewing (2019) Harvard Law […]

Rock City Employee Cooperative – Rockland, ME

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Rock City Employee Cooperative is a 25-worker café and roastery in Rockland, ME, that became a cooperative corporation in 2018. The founder started the business in 1992 and saw in the sale an opportunity to reward workers for their efforts building the business, assurance that the café’s character as a main street community center would […]

3Cross Fermentation Cooperative- Worcester, MA

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3Cross Fermentation Cooperative is a 3-employee worker cooperative brewery in Worcester, Massachusetts. The original owner drew inspiration from Black Star Co-op brewery in Austin, Texas, and realized it aligned with his original intentions to own a business that was community focused and now community owned. The cooperative will be crowdfunding by selling community equity shares to its patrons.   Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Worcester, Massachusetts […]