Bob and Louise first heard about the co-op at a rainy October neighborhood street party hosted by several neighbors, including current members Mark & Hope Holden. We all gathered under canopies and shared a great potluck, some fun tunes and a keg of Amnesia beer. Ben Cutler, from Outreach, joined these rainy neighborhood partiers to talk co-op. Sean Thommen, of Amnesia Brewing, and his wife Melissa became members that night and the Rogers followed suit via mail a few days later. in response to the question “Why did you join the co-op?” Louise wrote , ” We are glad for the opportunity to get to know our neighbors and become involved in mutual concerns.”
Neighbors coming together will open the co-op, and it will be neighbors who own and direct the business of the co-op, once opened. We Own It!