A business inspired by Marxism is failing? How is that possible?

The College Fix reports.

Public university to bail out struggling Marxist-inspired ‘Che Cafe’

A student-run, Marxist-inspired venue at UC San Diego called the Che Cafe Collective that struggled to pay its rent and could not afford safety upgrades will be bailed out by the public university, whose leaders have agreed to shoulder an estimated $700,000 in repairs.

Administrators told The College Fix they are in talks with cafe representatives on how best to subsidize fire and “life safety” repairs sought for the Che Café, which was on the brink of closure before campus officials agreed to foot the bill.

The decision marks an about face for administrators, who served an eviction notice in March on the 35-year-old club, which hosts musical gigs, open mic nights and similar events throughout the year and relies heavily and co-op volunteerism to keep the doors open.

Its socialism-inspired business model was an apparent bust, and even the school’s campus newspaper said last year it may be time to shutter the place, noting a campus survey found “77 percent of students consider the cafe a low priority venue on campus, while 83 percent stated that they never attend Che events.”

The Guardian’s editorial described the venue as a “money pit consistently plagued with safety issues. … Many students also don’t realize that the money being spent on the cafe’s renovation comes directly from student fees; in other words, we are collectively pouring almost one million dollars of our money into repairing a cooperative that the vast majority of us don’t even use.”

In response, Che Cafe supporters argued the venue has historical significance and the university shared responsibility to keep it open.