by Glenn C. Koenig*, webmaster at Town Wide Mall
Then, on Saturday, 3 June, they plan to hold a Grand Opening celebration, with live music, food samples and what they're calling a "shopping party."
Over ten years in the planning, the announcement of the opening was delayed until the last minute, due to final permit requirements.
Further details are available on the organization's web site:
The organization will be operating a community-owned, full-service grocery store in Maynard, intended to serve the entire Metro West region. Their stated mission includes support of the regional food system; strengthening the local economy; and promoting the well-being of its members, the community at large, and the environment. They hope also to serve as a center for community activity.
* Glenn is a member of the Co-op and has participated in the group's startup loan program.