Jubilee Fund investors helped open a worker cooperative that was a favourite meeting place in Winnipeg’s downtown for many years.
In 2005, a popular vegan café in the Exchange District, Mondragon Bookstore & Coffeehouse was purchased by its employees to become Mondragon Worker Cooperative. Jubilee Fund was able to assist the employees to purchase the restaurant from the previous owner. The members expanded their menu and added new books to the library.
In 2009, they launched an Organic Grocery Store and Delicatessen to increase sales and provide organic produce for residence of the Exchange District. A loan guarantee made possible by Jubilee Fund investors helped purchase stock and fixtures to establish the Organic Grocery Store.
Although it closed in 2014, Mondragon was a favourite meeting place for Winnipeggers for many years—one of the only locations in the area that offered a cozy coffee shop environment.
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