Early developments for a new community-owned grocery store in the Cedar Falls are sprouting up.
A "co-op," like the one being proposed, is owned and governed by those who purchase its goods, although one does not need to be a supporting member to shop at it.
The store is still a few years from becoming a reality, but committee members express interest in locating in or near downtown Cedar Falls, possibly within the emerging River Place development. Those involved envision a full-service grocery store with an emphasis on healthy, local, and organic goods.
Interest in the project emerged after Roots Market, Cedar Falls' lone organic grocery store, closed this past September.
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