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Granite City Grocery - Now's the time to become an owner!

As you know, for the last year I've been working hard with a group of committed Barre residents to start a co-operatively owned grocery store in downtown Barre.  Granite City Grocery will offer a Barre-style mix of conventional, local, natural, and fresh food at a fair price to all who shop, work and live in downtown Barre.  
Granite City Grocery is now offering shares for purchase.  For everyone that has pledged to become an owner, now is the time to make good on that pledge!  Purchased shares create the financial foundation for the initiative and are the only way to lift this project off the ground and fly it to the next level - securing a site, building a business plan, securing debt, hiring staff, and opening a store.
My family purchased our share this past week.  Bringing a variety of fresh food to downtown as well as products that I usually travel to Montpelier for is important to me.  I'm certain that this project will not only support my family's health and vitality, but also that of the community and the downtown.  
Ownership is $200 per household.  There are a variety of payment plans (ranging from $10 to $50/month) and payment methods (credit card, automatic draft, cash or check).  Since we put the GCG owner agreement form online (just a week ago), we've had 130 owners (of the original 650 pledges plus some) become owners and they are coming in daily.
This fall we will have our first owner meeting where the folks who are committed to seeing this project through will make important decisions about the direction of the effort and also electing a board!  Please consider becoming an owner today (or at least before the summer ends!) so that we can both be proud to say we were there in the beginning! 
Thank you for considering this important project.  Let's bring fresh food to downtown Barre - together!
Emily Kaminsky
PS - to stay up to date on Granite City Grocery, consider signing up for their enewsletter and liking their page on Facebook!
This blog was a guest post from Granite City Grocery. 
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