On Sunday, April 24 at the Annual Owner Meeting it was announced that Central Co-op is in talks with the developer at the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station and is in the running to be the anchor tenant at the new Transit Oriented Development (TOD) site on Broadway.
This site is within blocks of where Central Co-op was born and would be a natural fit for an additional location on Capitol Hill. As an independent, democratic, community-owned and Union-friendly business, only Central Co-op can express the unique flavor of Capitol Hill while bringing great food and great jobs to this important neighborhood crossroads.
While other grocers have also expressed interest in the TOD site, only Central Co-op:
An additional store, not a move.
A store at the TOD site would be a second location for the Co-op which remains committed to the location at 16th and Madison. The Co-op recently signed a 20 year lease at the current site with an option for up to 20 more, and is planning improvements to that store. The Co-op is also planning to make upgrades to the location on 6th Avenue in Tacoma.
All aboard! Take action
We are currently in talks with the developer, and a strong show of support from our community will make a difference. If you would like to see our community-owned cooperative in the Capitol Hill light rail station, add your voice!
The Seattle Times - April 24, 2016
The CHS Blog - April 24, 2016
The Puget Sound Business Journal - April 24, 2016
The Capitol Hill Times - April 27, 2016
The CHS Blog - April 28, 2016
The Puget Sound Business Journal - May 3, 2016
The Capitol Hill Times - May 4, 2016
The Puget Sound Business Journal - June 28, 2016
The CHS Blog - June 28, 2016
Read the Co-op’s press release here.
Letters of Support
Seattle Good Business Network - May 3, 2016
Transit Riders Union - May 24, 2016
Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien - June 20, 2016
Dan Arnett and Central Co-op Owner at the 2016 Annual Owner Meeting, shortly after the big announcement.
Date: Monday April 25, 2016
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