Co-Op Tour of Downtown Ithaca

See the Co-Ops in Downtown Ithaca

Co-Op Tour of Downtown Ithaca

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Downtown Ithaca Alliance

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Co-Op Tour of Downtown Ithaca

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Handwork - The longest-lived cooperative store in Downtown Ithaca

Started in 1976 by 12 local craftspeople. Working together, they could afford the cost and time of opening a retail shop to sell their work. Handwork now has over 40 member artisans doing a range of work that includes pottery, woodworking, ... Read more
Moosewood Restaurant

Named one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the 20th century by Bon Appetit magazine, Moosewood Restaurant at 215 North Cayuga Street is also notable for its unique corporate structure: it is owned and operated by a group o... Read more
GreenStar Oasis

GreenStar Oasis (215 North Cayuga Street) is the smaller of two locations of GreenStar Natural Foods Market, a consumer-owned, democratically-run co-op. GreenStar offers hundreds of organic and natural food and personal care products at the... Read more
Buffalo Street Books

Downtown Ithaca’s newest retail co-op is Buffalo Street Books (215 North Cayuga Street). Originally opened as the Bookery II in 1981, the store was renamed in 2009 and reopened as a co-op in 2011 following a massive community-wide buyout ... Read more


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