Portland Food Co-Op Now Open
Portland area residents who have longed for their own grocery store where they can buy organic food from Maine farmers received an early Christmas present when the Portland Food Co-Op opened its doors this week, according to WMTW.
The Portland television news station reported that it cost Portland Food Co-Op volunteers $1.6 million to construct the 5,000 square foot building located at 290 Congress St. The new co-op has more than 2,000 members who paid $100 each and is available to the general public as well, WMTW reported.
Some 20 people work at the new store which will have a grand opening on Dec. 20.