As you may have heard, the Co-op will soon be relocating to a bigger, better location with new equipment and amenities. In order to relocate, the Co-op will need to raise significant capital. Luckily other co-ops across the nation have embarked on similar fund raising missions with great success.
We did it! The amendments passed a resounding 121 yes to 9 no. The BOD and Co-op Management are now working to sell Investment Shares to help finance the relocation. In order to offer Investment Shares, the Co-op owners voted in a special election to change the Co-op's Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation. The Special Election took place August 24th - September 7th. Click here to learn more about the Bylaws Amendment.
By offering owner investment opportunities such as Investment Shares, the Co-op can reduce the the need to borrow and pay higher interest rates, and also provide our owners with an opportunity to directly invest in their community and local business! Click here to learn more about Investment Shares.
Once we have the financing available, all that is left to do is secure a location and renovate it to fit our needs! Please see the frequently asked questions on the right.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Where are you moving?
The Co-op’s Board and Management are still in the process of searching for a new location. As this is a very delicate process, we can’t share all the potential sites until we are closer to making a decision.
When are you moving?
We would like to be relocated as early as 2017!
Why are you moving?
The Co-op has experienced phenomenal growth in the last five years. Our owners want more from the Co-op than ever before, more products, more services, and more space. A new location will allow us to better serve our community, and to support even more local producers.
What are you looking for in a new location?
We are looking for a position which allows us to continue serving our existing community of shoppers, while increasing accessibility to the rest of Chico. We want more space, improved parking, and a bigger building.
I have an idea, question, concern, or suggestion. How do I communicate that to you?
There are several ways you can make your voice heard! You can e-mail our General Manager, Liza Tedesco, or the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors also holds open meetings at the Chico Peace and Justice Center on the last Wednesday of every month.