The Co-op Site Search
To find a viable site for our grocery store, we conduct exhaustive market studies that take into account location, square footage, demographics, street and foot traffic, parking, regional competition, and more. From these studies we generate sales forecasts to make sure our chosen site can support a thriving grocery store. The process is thorough, and the result is that more than 70% of startup food co-ops are still in business after five years, unheard of among small businesses.
Our market studies determined that Maynard is the ideal spot for a thriving co-op. It’s surrounded by farms (our suppliers), surrounded by communities that value local food, and located at the intersections of major routes (2, 27, 62, 117). Because of Maynard’s tight real estate market, we are also looking in the bordering towns of Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and Stow.
Once we announce our location, we launch the Capital Campaign, the last vital step before our grand opening! With our site search underway and potential sites in the works, there’s never been a better time to become an Owner. Join the Co-op today!
We’ll keep this June update short and very sweet. Negotiations on the potential site for our locally sourced, community-owned grocery store are making progress in Maynard. We’re awaiting a number of inspections,…Read Full Article…