The Lok’all, citizen café-grocery

Identification

  • Project's name : The Lok'all, citizen café-grocery 
  • Country : France 
  • Area (for France only) : Bretagne 
  • Thematic : Culture Sport Leisure, Local stores 

Structure

  • Structure name : Le Lok'all (cooperative society of community interest) 
  • Address : 1 rue du Pont Coz - Bourg de Ploujean  
  • Postal code : 29600 
  • City : Morlaix 
  • Tel : 02.98.72.03.33  
  • Email : lelokall@laposte.net  
  • Type of structure : Company, Private structure 
  • Project's manager contact : Co-managers 
  • Website : www.lelokall.com/ 

Presentation

  • Context, issues : Actualy, Ploujean is a district of Morlaix that keeps its pace of village with its village and its countryside, halfway between the city and the coast. It has about 1800 inhabitants, 2 schools, 1 agricultural college and local services (health professionals, shops). 
  • Goals : The Lok'all was created in 2017 (after ten years of operation under associative status) based on convictions and objectives:
    - the absolute necessity to maintain convivial meeting places within neighborhoods and in rural areas
    - the will to propose a consumption respectful of the men and the nature
    - willingness to help spread the culture and values of popular education to the greatest number 
  • Targeted audience : large audience 
  • Actions implemented : - bistro (selection of local or fair trade drinks, snacks)
    - grocery store (sales area between the local grocery store, the organic store, the delicatessen and the grocery store)
    - Pik Pik Asso. This association aims to promote the local, sustainable, economic and cultural development of the town of Ploujean by maintaining local services and shops, organizing specific events and regular activities and any action allowing the continuity of the link social. 
  • Project's start year : 2010 

Resources

    Conditions of success

    • Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors : Success factors: social fabric and intergenerational links, proximity, reflection on town planning and the development of town centers