We’re excited to announce that our new West End store, due to open in early 2020, will be heated by an air-source electric heat pump system! This choice, along with our switch to 100% community solar-sourced electricity in 2019, solidifies our commitment to move away from fossil fuels and ensure a more sustainable future for our Co-op. Construction has begun and we’re on track to open the doors at 770 Cascadilla Street in the spring of 2020, but we need the support of our owners!
Our Expansion Depends on the Success of our Capital Campaign
“Our new store will deliver an unmatched shopping experience to our community, with an equal emphasis on service and selection,” notes General Manager, Brandon Kane. “We will be your one-stop shop for local and international foods. We need our owners to rally around this project, and continue to invest in our cooperative growth.”
This past fall, Co-op owners invested over half-a-million dollars. That means we have raised over one-third of our spring target of $1.5 million!
Why invest? It directly benefits both the Co-op, and its owners: the more owners invest, the less GreenStar needs to rely on bank loans. This means better rates and terms for GreenStar on any necessary financing. It also means our owners will financially benefit — we prefer to pay dividends to our owners, rather than interest to banks!
Cultivate Your Co-op, Invest in our Vision
Supporting your community-owned co-op is a truly local, socially responsible investment that ensures GreenStar delivers on the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Profit. GreenStar owners currently residing in New York State can learn more about making an investment by contacting Heidi Adami and Laura Buttenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-220-7887.
Learn more about our expansion project by visiting: greenstar.coop/growing