Hello! Has Fitchburg been considered as a possible site for our third location? Our family lives in Fitchburg (as of last fall) and see what seems to be a real opportunity for the co-op. I have communicated regularly with the city government regarding green initiatives and practices and have been impressed by the commitments to these types of endeavours. I purschase most of our food from the co-op and must travel a bit to get to either current locations. The Fitchburg community would be great for us, but also for lots of folks in this direction.
Expanded delivery options could be much less expensive than building new stores. And it would save fuel and be easier on the environment instead of each family motoring it individually to various stores. Think of delivery as a public transportation option.
I see there are two threads on the site, one for expansion to Verona/Fitchburg, and one for Sun Prairie. I urge caution with suburban expansion. That was the death of the Consumer's Cooperative of Berkeley. The coop was strong for about 40 years, then rapidly expanded into suburban areas without the membership base there to support the expansion. At 50 years, the coop was gone.
Thanks, Steve. I will pass on this comment to our General Manager for the board's consideration.
I would also love to see Fitchburg, or somewhere between Fitchburg and Verona, as the third location.
Thanks, Jan. I will pass on this comment to our General Manager for the board's consideration.
Please consider the Verona/Fitchburg area for your third location!! We desperately need a grocery store in this area with local, organic food. Our current options just don't cut it. I continue to drive to the Willy West location for all my grocery needs & would really love the convenience of having the co-op closer. Please help fill the huge void & bring Willy Street to our area!
Thank you for writing. Your suggestion has been passed on to our general manager. As stated on this thread previously, we have received quite a few requests from many Owners in many locations as to where to locate a store and we welcome the input to help the board make the most informed decision possible.
The Fitchburg/Verona area is probably a good idea also due to the proximity of Epic. My guess is that a lot of the people working there will love to be able to shop in a near-by coop location.
Thank you for writing. I will pass your suggestion on to our general manager. As one might imaging, we have received quite a few requests from many Owners as to where to locate a store and we welcome the input to help the board make the most informed decision possible.