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When is a grocery store more than a grocery store?

When it exists to serve you instead of make a profit for others. When it provides fresh and truly local products. When you and your neighbors own it.

 

THE CO-OP DIFFERENCE >

PROGRESS TOWARDS OPENING

Viability Confirmed
A 2015 professional market study forecasts millions in gross sales and outlines feasibility and profitability for the first 10 years of operation. Success is within reach. 
Strength of Leadership
A prestigious $10K grant awarded in 2015 recognizes the strength of our organization, skilled leadership, and commitment to a positive community impact. We are equipped and ready.
Process Proven
Co-ops have a long history and we closely follow a vetted development model based on best practices in establishing a new co-op. Been there, done that, doing it better together.
611
OWNERS & COUNTING
800
OWNER GOAL
189
OWNERS TO GO
As a cooperative, we are dependent on your support - each new Owner-investor gets us closer to opening day. At 800 Owners, we are prepared to sign a lease on a fantastic site in Lombard.

BECOME AN OWNER TODAY

As an owner, you’ll be part of a local business that aims to:

Provide as many locally produced and organic products as possible.

Operate a full-service grocery store open to the public.

Stimulate the local economy by supporting nearby farmers and producers.

Offer good jobs with fair wages.

Provide transparency so you know how your food was produced.

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Offer community-focused educational classes.

Invest in a place to shop that you can call your own.
Together we really can do this.

BECOME AN OWNER