Boston ‘fair wage’ pizzeria closes, for the reason you’d expect

Boston ‘fair wage’ pizzeria closes, for the reason you’d expect

[Ed. – The locals love their pizza joint, and are complaining that it’s going away.  Unfortunately, since it’s been losing money for two years and counting, it’s become too much of a drain on its non-profit parent corporation.]

In the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston back in 2015, the people at the nonprofit organization Haley House came up with a novel idea. They would open a pizza shop based on the principles of economic justice and fair wages to support the community. Named Dudley Dough, the shop would pay wages far above the minimum which many people in that industry earn, with added incentives for training and community development. It was an inspiring idea.

Unfortunately for them, only two years later the place is closing down. It turns out that operating a for-profit business on the principles of a nonprofit social justice operation results in an undesirable side-effect. They were literally not producing a profit. (Boston Globe)

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