CASA DEL XOLO and LAZY COW BAKERY ARE GOING TO BE DEMOLISHED.
Our property was sold to a billion-dollar development company, Blueprint Capital, and they have submitted plans to the city to demolish our building within the next year. We are a community-led space that provides a food pantry, free dinners, cultural events, and more. This is an existential threat and, without help, we face bankruptcy.
(WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR)
We are asking for (1) reimbursement for the money we invested into our Fremont space and (2) compensation for our move to a new space.
Make your voice heard! Let Blueprint know what this space means to you by getting involved.
(HOW TO GET INVOLVED)
We are rallying together a group of volunteers to respond to this devastating news.
Here are some ways you can help:
(SHARE SHARE SHARE -- your mailing lists, socials, and putting up fliers -- download flier here.)
(Allow us to speak at your group's events!)
(Share your group logo so we can display it as a show of solidarity!)
(Have friends in high places? Put us in contact with any artists, politicians, and local activists that you think can help.)
What will happen to the Fremont location?Blueprint has obtained a permit from the city to demolish our entire building, from Palmi Korean Cuisine to Lucky’s Pho. The permit expires in January 2025, meaning that we could receive six months’ notice at any time.They have submitted plans for a new seven-story mixed use commercial and residential building worth at least $11 million.
Where would the new Lazy Cow be located?The answer to this question is dependent on whether or not we can secure compensation for our move. Most landlords require a down payment to secure a space. Since we don't have a down payment yet, we haven't signed any new leases. Generally speaking, we are looking for a space that is lease-to-buy and large enough to expand both the venue and the bakery. We are looking in the Wallingford and University District neighborhoods, although not exclusively.
Why don't you want to reopen in the same space?It is our dream to own our own space. We have big plans to deepen our involvement with our community, and provide a space to bring their projects to life. To do so, we need the freedom to expand, and the security to know our space will last. This means moving beyond the landlord-tenant relationship.
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