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Downtown coffee shop Alchemy plans transition to co-op model

Alchemy opened its brick-and-mortar shop in 2014. (Jack Jacobs photo)

In a bid to combat a tough labor market, the founder of a Richmond coffee shop wants to bring a cooperative ownership model to the business he started a decade ago.

Alchemy Coffee, which operates a cafe in Carver and a mobile coffee trailer, is working on a transition to cooperative ownership of the company.

Founder Eric Spivack said last week the shift to employee ownership is in its early stages and the timeline on restructuring would depend on how many employees decide they want to become part-owners.

Though Spivack

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Weekly Meal Plan: Summer Meals to Eat in Transition As We Transition to Fall!


The end of the summer is around the corner, and pumpkin season is in full swing already. However, if you’re looking to continue eating seasonally, it can be a bit confusing at the end of one season and starting another. Right now, the fruits and veggies that are in season include blueberries, raspberries, bok choy, kale, broccoli, and cantaloupe. This meal plan focuses on these seasonal foods to transition perfectly into the fall season!

We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App  — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based, and allergy-friendly recipe resource

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