Travel Host Magazine features Black Star Co-Op
The Black Star Co-op is brewing up business opportunities as it’s North Lamar location has quickly become one of Austin’s coolest spots to hang out. What is the idea behind the Co-op?
The mission statement of the Black Star Co-op is to foster an environment in which member owners, as well as the general public, may realize the principles of co-operative ownership, worker self management, education and community action through the responsible enjoyment of great beer and food.
Jeff Young is the brew master who’s brought to life his vision of opening up a different kind of brewery. Within a week of moving to Austin in 2006, he got an email about someone wanting to open a pub, which lead to an initial get-together of 17 people. In December, 2010 the sustainable, ‘LEED Certified’ Black Star Co-op doors officially opened to the public and created an open business opportunity for everyone to become part of a unique cooperative model where employees are treated fairly.