5k-Square-Foot Site Being Pursued in Maynard, Volunteers Jumping In!
Plus, take a virtual tour of another 5k-square-foot-store below!
And as the pandemic spreads, co-ops across the country go above and beyond …
Ready for some positive news?! We are in negotiations on a site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store – a potential 5,000-square-foot retail space in Maynard! While we know our Co-op Community can support 7,500-10,000 square feet, we’re excited. Why?
Click here for an amazing virtual tour of the 5,000-square-foot Green Top Grocery, a full-service, community-owned grocery store in Bloomington, Illinois, that has every department we want – produce, meat, dairy, deli, bulk – AND a teaching kitchen, cafe, and outside seating!
Owners, online meetings for Grant Writing, Store Development, & Capital Campaign Committee Meetings are this week! E-mail Rob or Siobain (below) for access …
Tues., April 14, 7pm – Grant Writing Committee: Help us secure big funding! E-mail Rob@assabetvillage.coop to join the Grant Writing meeting.
Wed., April 15, 7pm – Store Development Committee: Work on our store’s design, products, and programs! E-mail Rob@assabetvillage.coop to join the SDC meeting.
Tuesday, April 21, 7pm – Capital Campaign Committee: The final and most important step as we work toward our Grand Opening! E-mail Siobain@assabetvillage.coop to join the Capital Campaign meeting.
We understand not everyone will be able to meet – our families, work, and health are our top priorities right now. But if you have the capacity and want to help, we would love to have you. As communities across the country face unprecedented crisis, the need for community-owned grocery stores has never been greater. And co-ops are serving their communities as only they can …
- providing free curbside pickup and delivery
- delivering medicine to seniors
- holding charity drives for community health organizations
- caring for workers’ with top-notch personal protective equipment and financial security
- and of course, providing a lifeline to local farmers & producers when they need it most
Our hope is to come out on the other side of this crisis with a locally sourced, community-owned grocery store where we can proudly shop, support our community & local business, reconnect, and celebrate community and food again.