Food co-op still seeking help, getting ready to open

Published: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 1, 2011 at 4:12 p.m.

A cooperative grocery store for locally produced food is nearing completion, but first the Citizens Co-op is trying to raise the last bit of funding it needs to open.

After three years of planning, the co-op has raised more than $200,000 from 700 members and co-owners, but it needs a little more for refrigeration and storage equipment, additional staff and other details, organizers said.

The co-op has turned to the website, giving itself until April 23 to raise $15,000.

As of Friday, Citizens Co-op had 49 backers pledging $2,747 of the needed $15,000.

Finance Manager Gretchen McIntyre said renovations to a building at 435 S. Main St. will be complete by April 15 “and one way or another we will have a store open shortly after.”

Interested people can also help by becoming co-op members, purchasing investor shares or purchasing prepaid shopping cards.

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