Save Lazy Cow Bakery & Casa Del Xolo

Save Lazy Cow Bakery & Casa Del Xolo

November 1, 2023
Signatures: 1,380Next Goal: 1,500
85 people signed this week

Why this petition matters

Started by Casa del Xolo


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.

In 2022, the previous property owners sold the cluster of buildings on the corner of Fremont Avenue North and North 35th Street for $17.4 million to Blueprint Capital, a firm that specializes in construction financing. According to its website, Blueprint Capital has provided more than $2 billion in funding to developers since 2009.

Back in July, Blueprint filed demolition permits with the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, as well as plans for a new seven-story mixed use commercial and residential building worth at least $11 million.

Our Story

"Lazy Cow Bakery, which opened its brick-and-mortar storefront along Fremont Avenue in March 2022, has attracted a dedicated customer base as one of the only vegan bakeries in the city. Operating as a de facto cooperative, the store maintains a strong community presence with its sister organization, the mutual aid group Casa del Xoloitzcuintle. Casa del Xolo hosts vegan dinners every Wednesday night and operates a free community pantry in the space. The collective also hosts music shows, educational workshops and other community events." 

"At the heart of Lazy Cow and Casa del Xolo is the mission for a better world. Recently, the bakery created a fund to finance free food and coffee to customers who can’t afford to pay. All these efforts have come with great commitment and personal sacrifice from founder Lara de la Rosa and her co-workers." 

Our Demands

As of now, Blueprint does not have any legal obligation to compensate us for our move. This is what we are asking them for:

  1. Reimbursement for the money we invested into our Fremont space.
  2. Compensation for our move to a new space.

Make your voice heard! Let Blueprint know what this space means to you by signing this petition and getting involved. #SAVETHECOW

85 people signed this week
Signatures: 1,380Next Goal: 1,500
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