Cooperative Evolution: Food coops like Seward and the Wedge have adapted quickly during troubled times

Access to food is about as elemental as it gets. But in troubled times with lives on the line, not every grocery store has responded to the pandemic with equal skill and speed. Well into April and May, we visited grocery stores in Minneapolis where masking, even by employees, was sporadic, social distancing was irregular, … [ Read more]

Refreshed and ready to re-open: Seward Co-op Creamery Café

While the weather may be cooling down, a Minneapolis cooperative is reigniting its cafe with a new menu and redesigned interior. The Seward Co-op Creamery Café, located at 2601 E. Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, is ready to open its doors yet again on September 12, but with a fresh face. While the building was originally built … [ Read more]

Fair State Brewing Cooperative Signs Lease for Northeast Minneapolis Brewery

By Brian Kaufenberg After a lengthy real estate search, the members of Minnesota’s first brewery cooperative Fair State Brewing have finally found a home in Northeast Minneapolis. The 2,500 square foot space is located at 2506 Central Avenue NE in Minneapolis, a building that also houses Aki’s Breadhouse, joining four other Northeast Minneapolis breweries within … [ Read more]