MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – The Marquette Food Co-op has set a date for its opening! On Thursday, May 22 at 8am the new store will open its doors. A Grand Opening is being planned for later this summer. Planning for expansion first began two years ago, and now, after six months of construction, the Co-op leaves Baraga Avenue for 502 W. Washington Street. “This expansion has been a long time coming and after all the work behind making it happen and making it through the harsh winter, opening the doors of the store will be a real treat for everyone,” said Matt Gougeon, General Manager of the Co-op.
The moving process has already begun, and the Co-op hopes to be closed for only two days to make the final push. Customers should make sure to pick up essentials they may need by the end of business hours on Monday May 19th.
When the new Co-op opens on May 22 there will be a few tasks that remain to be finished over the course of the summer. The hot bar of the deli will not be ready, our meat department will still be limited, and the façade and landscaping will not be done. Customers will still have plenty of new things to be excited about, though! There will be expanded selection in all the current departments, more offerings in our deli cold case, a teaching classroom, and of course, the same high standards of customer service people have to come to expect from the Co-op.
Some special events are in the works for the May 22 opening, be sure to watch for more information. For those impatient to see the progress, pictures are being updated regularly at facebook.com/marquettefood.coop.