|For the organization rather than the location, see Westside Cooperative.|
For the store that was inside the building of Westside Co-op, see Uptown Drugs.
Ettienne and the Westside locals established up the Westside Co-op to pool resources and better organize their work towards independence. With help from a member of the Followers of the Apocalypse named Tom Anderson, Westside grew from subsistence farming hamlet to a stable, self-sufficient farming community independent from the NCR. The farmers grow enough crops to feed themselves and to export to outside parties, thus ensuring their self-reliance.
In recent times, Westside has become embroiled in increasingly tense negotiations with the NCR over the siphoning of their water. A part of this scandal involves the murder of an NCR trooper investigating the water shortage.
The organization has refurbished an old Uptown Drugs building to house the heart of their farming operation.[Non-canon 1] Complete with basic refrigeration, the local grocery store makes a profit from the sale of surplus fresh produce on the premises, which is managed by Ettienne. The caps earned from sales are shared between the farmers who grow the food stocked in the store. There is an Average locked safe behind the counter and the player character will incur a Karma loss for picking it.
If Tom Anderson is blackmailed into "sharing" parts of the co-op's profit during the quest The White Wash, the player character will receive 100 to 200 caps when they talk to Ettienne every 24 in-game hours.
Westside Co-op appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.
- Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p. 327:
"A reasonably intact old Uptown Drugs Store is now the base of operations of a fledgling business known as the Westside Co-op."
(Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)