Six months after issuing a call for help as sales reached an all-time low, a co-founder of Black Star Co-op said while sales have been looking up, the brewpub is not “out of the woods yet.”
“Although the response to Black Star’s call to arms in January was successful in improving our working capital, sales beyond January have remained historically low,” Johnny Livesay, who also serves as kitchen team leader, wrote in the July 5 post on Black Star’s website. “If we do not see improvement in our sales, we will be heading towards a similar cash crunch in the fall.”
In January, the cooperative brewpub, located in the Midtown Commons mixed-use development at 7020 Easy Wind Dr., Ste. 100, sent a letter to its members saying if sales didn’t improve the establishment would likely shut down.