Today the Seward Co-op announced it is in the process of securing a site for a second location located at 38th Street and Clinton Avenue S, across the street from the Sabathani Community Center. The Co-op is calling it the Friendship Site.
The Co-op website states, “Our success since moving to the Franklin Avenue store four and a half years ago has put us in the position to expand access to the co-op and bring healthy food to a “food desert.” We have continued to improve our existing store, but we have reached capacity. A second store will provide easier access to the co-op for members who live in other neighborhoods, as well as relieve some of the congestion at the current location.”
The project is in the early stages, and project managers expect it will be a year before the new store opens its doors. The co-op still needs to secure financing, raise member capital, and go through design and site approval. Community meetings will be scheduled as the project moves forward.