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A list of worker-owned shops
Here you'll find a list of cooperative and collectively run businesses in the Bay Area. This list comes from Rainbow Grocery's website.
a list of local cooperative business
Here you'll find a list of cooperative and collectively run businesses in the Bay Area. Check out the links on Rainbow's website to find out more about how Rainbow's cooperative structure works ad well as some resources for starting your own cooperatively run business. (some have websites, and you can get to them by going to http://www.rainbowgrocery.org/community/cooplisting.html)
AK Press - Distributor of radical and independent boosk, pamphlets, magazines, CDs tapes, t-shirts, stickers, and other merchandise.
P.O. Box 40682, San Francisco, 94140; (415) 864-0892;
*mail order only, no retail outlet.
Alvarado Street Bakery - certified supplier of Whole Grain Breads, Bagels and more
500 Martin Ave., Rohnert Park, CA 94928; (707) 585-3293
Arizmendi Bakery - Bakery Pizzeria specializing in bread, pizza and pastries.
Oakland: 3265 Lakeshore, Oakland, 94610; (510) 268-8849
San Francisco: 1331 9th Ave., San Francisco, 94122 (415) 566-3117
Artist's Television Access (ATA) - A non-profit, artist-managed collective media art center that offers instruction and access to film, computer and video editing facilities.
992 Valencia St., San Francisco 94110; (415) 824-3890
Berkeley Free Clinic - Follows a client-centered philosophy and offers: basic dental care, acute primary medical care, HIV testing and counseling, sexually-transmitted disease treatment, men's sexually-transmitted disease screening, peer counseling and information & referral services.
2339 Durant Ave., Berkeley, 94704; (510) 548-1666; bfc [at] lanminds.com
Berkeley Massage and Self-Healing Center - Professional Bodywork since 1969.
1962 University Ave., Berkeley, 94704; (510) 883-6990
Berkeley Worms (Red worms for composting, worm composting bins, compost, books and worm castings.)
P.O. Box 4126, Berkeley, 94704; (510) 643-0440; compost [at] iww.org
Berkwood-Hedge School (K-6 elementary school; teacher run since 1976.)
1809 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, 94703; (510) 883-6990
Bookpeople (Wholesale Book Distributor.)
7900 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, 94621; (510) 632-4700
Bound Together Bookstore - Best anarchist bookstore in the world.
1369 Haight St., San Francisco, 94117; (415) 431-8355
Cheeseboard and Cheeseboard Pizza - Bakery, morning coffee and pastries, cheese store and pizza.
Cheeseboard: 1504 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 549-3183
Cheeseboard Pizza: 1512 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 549-3055
CLIQ Services Cooperative - Computer hardware and software development with emphasis on the internet. "We geek hard so you don't have to."
65 Eastwood Court, Oakland, 94611; (510) 339-3007
Collectively Explorative Learning Labs, CELL - A collectively-run community arts center offering workshops in wood, metal, music, dance, theatre, puppetry and sewing. Space is offered to the public for gatherings, exhibitions, conferences and ceremonies.
2050 Bryant St., San Francisco 94110; (415) 648-7562; cell [at] sirius.com
Cooperative Digital - Information Design.
1442 - Walnut St. #344, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 644-8085
Copwatch - Grassroots all-volunteer organization which works to defend the right of victims and survivors of police brutality to fair treatment under the law; provides legal referrals and assistance with filing Police Review Commission complaints.
2022 Blake St., Berkeley, 94704; (510) 548-0425
Cupid Courier Collective - San Francisco bicycle messenger service.
P.O. Box 313 San Francisco, 94104; (415) 720-2536
Eco Care House Cleaning c/o WAGES - Environmentally sound house cleaning from South San Jose to Gilroy
18. Emma's Eco-clean - Environmentally sound house cleaning.
693 Veterans Blvd. #1, Redwood City, 94063; (650) 261-1788
Eviction Defense Center - Provides legal services defending the rights of tenants.
1611 Telegraph Ave., Suite 726, Oakland, 94612; (510) 452-4541
Fantastic Fiesta - Home-based special event decorating service.
File 13 Recycling - UC Berkeley campus recycling.
504 Eshelman Hall, UC Berkeley, 94720; (510) 642-4898
The Girl Army - Women's self-defense collective.
1051 5th Ave., Studio C, Oakland, 94606; (415) 835-4728
Good Vibrations - A friendly, fun and feminist place to buy sex toys, books and videos.
Berkeley store: 2504 San Pablo Ave., 94702; (510) 841-8987
San Francisco store: 1210 Valencia St., 94110; (415) 974-8980
Inkworks - A union print shop that has for over 23 years provided high quality, affordable printing of medium-run bulletins and brochures for community organizations and non-profits.
2827 Seventh St., Berkeley, 94710; (510) 845-7111
Juice Bar Collective Restaurant - Offers a variety of prepared foods and freshley squeezed juices; primarily take-out.
2441 Vine St., Berkeley, 94709; (510) 548-8473
Long Haul/Infoshop - An activist resource center, political reading room/storefront, and community space.
3124 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 94705; (510) 540-0751
Missing link Bicycle Cooperative - Selling new and used bicycles, repairing bikes and renting them since way back when.
1988 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 94704; (510) 843-7471; workers [at] missinglink.org
Nabalom Bakery - Retail Bakery
2708 Russell St., Berkeley, 94706; (510) 845-2253
924 Gilman Street - Punk Rock Collective and Venue
924 Gilman St., Berkeley, 94710; (510) 525-9926
Other Avenues Food Store - Food store specializing in bulk foods, organic foods and environmentally friendly cleaning products.
3930 Judah St. @ 44th, San Francisco , (415) 661-7475
Pacific Programmer's Cooperative - Contract programming and web applications.
610 16th St., #321, Oakland, 94612; (510) 836-7509
People's Grocery - Non-profit, community-based food delivery service
820 Wood St. Oakland CA 94607; (510) 763-0328
Pedal express - The only non-motorized cargo delivery service in the Bay Area providing regularly scheduled route service.
P.O. Box 10141, Berkeley, 94709; (510) 843-7339
La Peña Cultural Center - Multicultural music, books and crafts.
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, 94705; (510) 849-2568 Red Vic Movie House - Independent cinema for rep, cult and premiere films.
1727 Haight St., San Francisco, 94117; (415) 668-8999
San Francisco Mime Troupe - Creating and producing socially relevant theatre of the highest professional quality and performing it beore the widest possible audience.
855 Treat Ave., San Francisco, 94110; (415) 285-1717
Women Defending Ourselves - Comprehensive women-only self-defense classes.
P.O. Box 19006, 94309; (415) 289-7944; (510) 601-0141
Women's Action to Gain Economic Security/WAGES - Provides trainign for low income women starting business cooperatives.
1214 Webster St., Suite B, Oakland, 94612; (510) 272-0564
National Cooperative Business Association