The new Seward Co-op, in its bright, green building at 2823 East Franklin, will open for business on Thursday, January 8 at 10 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting, give-aways and general celebration. The $10.5 million store doubles the retail space of the old store, with 13,000 square feet, and also has a community classroom on the second floor. The building includes Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles and the Co-op is hoping to earn a LEED gold rating.
Seward Co-op carries a wide range of food, including a hot and cold deli bar. Its “Ends Statement” says:
Seward Co-op will sustain a healthy community that has:
• Equitable economic relationships
• Positive environmental impacts and
• Inclusive, socially responsible practices
After the grand opening, Seward Co-op will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.