by: Thomas, Karen
Source: Owners At Work, Winter 2002/2003, pp.4-6
The cooperative La Casa Nueva Restaurant and Cantina in Athens has expanded on its own success to become a catalyst for economic growth in southeast Ohio. 'We buy 85% of our supplies from local producers to improve the economy of our community,' said Casa's Board President Josh Brown. Casa also actively supports a production and marketing network of over 40 regional food producers (see ACENet story).
Casa is owned and managed by its 25 current members, each with an equity investment and a commitment to promote good, healthy food and a healthy local economy. Last October, the members and 25 part-time associates celebrated 17 years of profitable operations.
Link: Worker Owned Restaurant Promotes Healthy Entrees and Entrepreneurs
Publication Date: 2002-11-01