This story by Karen Thomas, of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, is reprinted from the Winter 2011 issue of Owners at Work. It is the story about how eight workers took over a local restaurant, and turned it into a worker cooperative called Casa Nueva. But the work did not stop there. In the 25 years that it has been operating, Casa Nueva has also helped build a regional economy. The Athens, Ohio area where they are located is a national model for food literacy because of their work. For more information, visit the OEOC website at http://www.oeockent.org/. Click here for the story.