Will it still feel like a Co-op?

The size store we are planning will still be considered quite small compared to our conventional grocery counterparts. At 8,000 square feet of retail space, our new store will be about four times the size of our current space. As a comparison, Safeway is about 60,000 square feet of retail space. If you’ve ever been to co-ops in Port Townsend or Ashland, the size store we are planning would be a bit smaller and those places still feel very much like a co-op. And we’ll still generate that co-op smell!