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 was that our federal grant went through which has allowed us to close with our other lenders; as well it has allowed us to begin the buildout. During the 90 buildout we will begin the hiring process, vendor selection, and planning for our future engagement events such as our Annual Party and Grand Opening Celebration.

Also, we will be partnering with Northside Resident Redevelopment Council to recruit volunteers to beautify the store and neighborhood surrounding Wirth Co-op before the store opening. Lastly, I would like to reach out to our owners who are are interested in assisting in some of the things that need to be done during these final stages. Such as: marketing, outreach, planning, and the rest of the dirty work, so that we can get our store started on the right foot! Once again, thank you so much for your continued support!

Winston Bell, Wirth Co-op General Manager