University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411 April 25th 6pm-8pm Bring a Dish, snack, or dessert to share! Turn in board application by April 21st, nominate yourself at the meeting or elect your favorite Candidate!
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Access to healthy food options has been a growing issue in the neighborhoods in North Minneapolis, MN. Many traditional grocery stores have left, forcing residents to either go far outside their communities, or, if that isn’t realistic for them, make do with the limited options at convenience stores.
I would like to take this time to thank all of our members for your commitment and patience in seeing this dream become a reality. It has been a struggle at times, but we are now approaching the final phases of development. One of the biggest things that happened recently..
We would like to start by thanking you for your patience. There have been several different requests for updates, and we appreciate your unconditional support as we work toward having regular updates.
We have been running on volunteer power this entire summer, with the board and several key members and volunteer consultants providing all of the support for opening the store. In brief, I’d like to summarize our progress:
Over the next month, with your help, we will significantly increase Wirth membership and investment. We know that over the years you have seen some false starts, and we acknowledge and understand members’ hesitations. Now with community lending institutions firmly behind our efforts, we can build momentum together. In the cooperative spirit, members will help decide the fate of our long-coveted dream.
There are over a dozen food cooperatives in the metro area and the number is growing. With more and more options available for people to buy their groceries, you might expect cooperatives in the Twin Cities to turn inward, keep their customers close, and focus on protecting their bottom line. But as Wirth Cooperative Grocery (WCG) moves toward becoming operational, the opposite has proved true: WCG has experienced overwhelming support from other cooperatives in making the dream of a co-op in North Minneapolis a reality.
You are excited for Wirth Cooperative Grocery. You are ready to have access to a diverse selection of foods in your neighborhood. You have literally bought into the mission of a community-owned grocery store by becoming a member – even before food has hit the shelves. You’re on board and if you are wondering what […]
Join us for our Annual Member Meeting on Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30 in the retail space at the Commons at Penn development–1835 Penn Avenue N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Program to start at 7:00 PM. Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP at email@example.com if you plan to attend.
Wirth Cooperative Grocery is an organization that has been made possible by residents in North Minneapolis with the goal of operating the store for the benefit of their member-owners and to help serve, support, and develop their community.
Wirth Co-op Grocery
Coming soon to North Minneapolis
1835 Penn Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Wirth Cooperative Grocery
2205 Golden Valley Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411