The Stud – San Francisco, CA

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This business closed in 2020. Industry: Food and Beverage Location: San Francisco, California Number of employees: 12 Became employee owned: 2017 Assistance: ICA Group Learn more Bay Area Reporter: COVID-19 leads to closure of the Stud, SF’s oldest LGBT bar (2020) KALW – An iconic gay bar changes its business model to survive gentrification (2019) SF Weekly – […]

Bed Stuy Fresh and Local – Brooklyn, NY

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This business has closed. Location: New York Industry: Grocery Number of employees: 4 Became employee owned: 2016 Assistance: The Working World Learn more The Working World – Bed Stuy Fresh & Local Next City – Brooklyn Grocery Proving Cooperative Business Works Capital Institute – Bed Stuy Fresh & Local DNAinfo – Learn How to Start Worker-Owned […]

Big Water Coffee Roasters – Bayfield, WI

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This business closed in 2018. Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Bayfield, Wisconsin Number of employees: 10 Became employee owned: 2015 Assistance: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Learn more Bayfield Country Journal – Big Water Coffee Roasters now an employee owned business Bayfield Chamber of Commerce – Big Water Coffee Roasters becomes a cooperative FOX21 […]

C’ville Foodscapes – Charlottesville, VA

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This business has closed. Industry: Landscaping Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Number of employees: 5 Became employee owned: 2012 Learn more http://staging.cvillefoodscapes.com/ Community Investment Collaborative – C’ville Foodscapes Tango Italia – C’ville Foodscapes, Charlottesville, VA (2012) NBC – C’ville Foodscapes Promotes Winter Gardens (2012)   Employee Owned Small Businesses in Landscaping Employee Owned Small Businesses in Virginia

Caracol Language Co-op – New York City, NY

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This business closed in 2020. Location: New York City, New York Industry: Interpretation Number of employees: 7 Became employee owned: 2011 From the company  https://www.facebook.com/CaracolLanguageCoop/ Caracol – Bilingual General Coordinator Position (2018) Learn more Hudson Valley Farm Hub – Interpreting for Social Justice / Interpretando para la justicia social (2019) Corbett – Telesh, of Caracol […]

Local Sprouts – Portland, ME

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This business closed in 2019. Industry: Food and Beverage Location: Portland, Maine Number of employees: 22 Became employee owned: 2010 Financing: Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE) From the company https://localsproutscooperative.com/about-us/ Learn more  West End News – Homage to Local Sprouts (2019) White – From Capitalist to Communal — Cooperatives Transforming Our Economy: Interview with Jonah […]

Colors – New York City, NY

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This business has closed. Industry: Food and Beverage Location: New York City, New York Number of employees: 20 Became employee owned: 2006 From the company http://www.colorsrestaurantnyc.com/ (archived) Books Jayaraman – Behind the Kitchen Door (book) (2013)  Mamdouh and Sen – The Accidental American (book) (2008) Learn more New York Daily News – Half-baked worker empowerment: […]

Burley Design – Eugene, OR

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This business demutualized in 2006. Industry: Manufacturing Location: Eugene Oregon Number of employees: 100 Became employee owned: 1978 Learn more Boldt – Burley Design Cooperative (2011) Shoening – The Rise and Fall of Burley Design Cooperative (2010) Marshall – Dissolution One of Oregon’s most successful worker-owned co-ops goes private (2007) Salon – Cheap labor vs. a […]

Plywood Cooperatives – Pacific Northwest

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These businesses have demutualized or closed. Industry: Manufacturing Location: Washington and Oregon Number of employees: 80 to 450 Became employee owned: 1921 From the industry PPA – From Penply to K Ply (2001) PPA – Vancouver-Plywood Company (1972) PPA – Veneer Products Company (1970) PPA – The Buffelen Lumber & Manufacturing Company (1968) Books Pencavel […]