Goat barely afloat

The Sleepless Goat workers co-operative is facing financial difficulty.

The restaurant and coffee shop, located on the corner of Princess and Wellington Streets, is known for its sale of fair trade coffees and vegetarian or vegan food options.

According to an email sent to the Journal on Nov. 9 by Sleepless Goat employee Alex Mann, the co-operative’s situation may result in the business’ closure at the end of the month.

“We’ve reached a pretty desperate situation financially,” she wrote.

Mann wrote that the co-operative is in the process of organizing fundraising initiatives.Workers’ co-operatives are enterprises owned and democratically controlled by the employees, instead of having a top-down management model.

All employees own equal assets of the business.

Workers from the Sleepless Goat declined to do interviews with the Journal because a collective decision on how to approach the situation hasn’t been reached.


closing, cooperative, Local business, Sleepless Goat

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