Examiner: Oakland Small Business Adapting in a Tough Economy

After over 80 years in operation, Neldam’s Danish Bakery on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland permanently shut its doors this past July. Thursday, September 9, 2010 is the day the old bakery will start a new life as Taste of Denmark bakery.

The building owners of the Neldam’s property approached three former employees to ask if they would be interested in starting a Worker-Owned Cooperative. The space was vacant and the physical location of Neldam’s has a long history in Oakland’s cultural landscape. The employees said “yes” and Taste of Denmark bakery was born.


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