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Schenectady food co-op plan on hold until more members sign up

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Electric City Food Co-op members aren’t signing up as quickly as organizers had hoped. A membership drive started in July, and as of Monday just 40 people had joined. The goal was to have 100 members by the end of October. Organizers envision that the member-owned business will be open year-round and will stock locally grown and produced items, as well as non-food and fair trade products. But plans won’t proceed until 400 members have ...

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November 5, 2013
3:19 a.m.

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I'm not getting the point of this. The Niskayuna coop is at the other end of Nott St. Are there enough crunchy people in Schenectady to support this? Doesn't sound like it.

November 5, 2013
9:14 a.m.

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I'm a member of the Nisky Co-oop. Due to it's poor location (well, maybe not for Niskayuna), a lot of Schenectady is excluded so there just may be enough to support another.
That said, this is the first time I've heard of another Co-op under consideration. I'm not the arbiter of good PR but...