January 2012 Move Update

New Co-op Hopes to Open on Friday, February 10, 2012

Our co-op is now just a couple of weeks away from our hopeful soft opening on Friday February 10th, 2012!!  Everyone involved has been hard at work installing the kitchen grease interceptor (last photo on the bottom right), the earthen cobb tree (last photo on the top right), our local handmade registers (middle bottom pic), painting our murals (left bottom), installing the irrigation system for the edible landscape plan (top left) and our massive coolers in the basement for Northern NV’s first ever regional local food distribution center (middle top)!!!  Click on images below to see more moving pictures.

GBCFC New Store Pictures

It seems like the momentum and excitement is growing just as fast as the project expense list for miscellaneous items.  In order to get through final days and finishing touches that we need to complete this stage of our new co-op, we are calling upon our members and the community at large to help us find some of those tangible items.  Please take a look in your garage, your neighbor’s garage, you favorite local thrift store, habitat for humanity, craigslist, etc. and help us finish our community store by donating any of the following:

  1. Baskets for the produce area (funny, quirky, vintage, normal, whatever…)
  2. An iPad for our Local Farmer Wholesale Distribution and Ordering Center (DROPP)
  3. Used Washer and Dryer
  4. Counters for the break-room area (6 ft x 2 ft deep)
  5. 10 ft of Cupboards
  6. Metal lockers 12-24
  7. Meeting Table 9 feet long
  8. Chairs for our community cafe area
  9. Dishes, silverware, cups and/or mason jars for the community cafe

If you are able and/or willing to donate any of the above items that is great!  Or, if you have time to hunt for these items that is great too!  We DO NOT want folks to just start dropping off a bunch of items at the co-op.  Please send pictures, descriptions, or links (cragslist) to Amber Sallaberry — amber@greatbasinfood.coop.  If you are interested in receiving a tax deductible donation receipt for your goods please be sure to include a receipt.

Thank you immensely…we are so close!

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