Due to the large customer base of the current Co-op in Bozeman (which has been in town for 31 years), a second store is set to open. We've known about the new location for the new Co-op, right in the heart of downtown Bozeman (the space previously occupied by Western Drug) for quite some time. Now we know the new downtown Co-op is set to open its doors any day!

As reported by the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Bozeman's Community Food Co-op will open the new 5,000-square-foot market and deli sometime this week. The Co-op's current grocery store at 908 West Main Street (just 10 blocks away) will remain open along with the new downtown store, located at 44 East Main Street.

Staff is working diligently to open the store any day now, that day could even be today. So stay on the lookout for welcoming smiles inside! The downtown Co-op will have it all, a self-service deli, soup and salad bar, sandwiches, smoothies, baked goods and more. It will also, of course, have plenty of fresh organic groceries and produce. The new store will have seating for 40 people.

The Co-op plans to pay for the new store by raising $600,000 to $700,000 in loans from Co-op members, the same method used to fund the current store. The market has more than 16,000 members, according to its website.

Downtown Bozeman just made it easier to keep it green and local!