Moving Update “What is taking so long?”
The countdown towards our big MOVING date has begun! Yes, I know that everyone has been eagerly awaiting an update and even more so, wondering what took so long!?! The short answer: we are moving from 500 sq ft into 7,000 sq ft. The longer answer: We made a very good decision to rebid our mechanical system and go with one that is much greener, cleaner and efficient, thus costing us less operational $$ in the long run. This change out required revisions and new drawings for every other major system and we lost about 3-4 months on the project.
The great news is that all of our tenant improvement construction work has begun, we finally have a signed lease and we are also just days away from receiving our permit from the City of Reno. On top of that, local artists have been working diligently on the hand painted mural and specialty bike wheel hand rails to complement our Edible Landscape Garden (coming spring 2012) and some of the other internal design surprises that we will be unveiling at our grand opening! Check out these pics to see the latest work:
The goal is to have a soft opening at the end of January 2012 at the new store. If everything stays 100% on track from now until the new year then I think we will achieve this. We will be announcing a solid open date as we get closer, be sure to stay tuned by visiting our CO-OP ON THE MOVE web page.
Thank you for your patience and even more so, YOUR SHARED EXCITEMENT!!
Co-Founder, General Manager & Moving Project Coordinator
The Great Basin Community Food Co-op
See also: The Moving Timeline Calendar Feed
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How to help YOUR co-op offer lower prices to YOU
So, how do we compete? The answer to that is a game plan strategy that we have been working on for over four years now. Fortunately, there is a wonderful national group called the National Cooperative Grocer’s Association (NCGA). The NCGA helps small, independent co-ops across the nation stand together with one UNIFIED buying power through UNFI and various distributors. NCGA has now achieved the second largest BUYING POWER for organics in the nation just behind Whole Foods. Our co-op has goals of applying and being accepted into the NCGA organization. However, in order to be accepted we need to reach $2,000,000 per year in gross sales! The great news is that in our tiny little 500 sq ft. store on Plumas Street, we hope to finish the 2011 fiscal year with just about $1,000,000 in gross sales. If all of our members decide to vote with their dollars at our new location on Court Street then we will reach the $2,000,000 sales mark in no time at all! Please support your co-op in offering better priced goods for our entire community, come shop today!