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Pagoda Café Transforms into a Worker-Owned Cooperative

When Pagoda Café reopened last week, Brandon Duncan got his old job back and also a chance to become a restaurant owner.

Duncan is one of 10 employees there who are now in the process of turning Pagoda Café into a worker-owned cooperative.

If successful, they will collectively take over ownership from founder Shana Mae Sassoon and operate the small Seventh Ward cafe together, sharing management responsibilities and whatever profits it generates.

Read the rest at The New Orleans Advocate


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