News Release: City Offers Response to Renaissance Community Co-op Closing

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CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Jake Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-2105

City Offers Response to Renaissance Community Co-op Closing

GREENSBORO, NC (January 10, 2019) – Having access to food, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, is vital for a community, making the closing of the Renaissance Community Co-op in the Renaissance Shopping Center a tremendous loss for Greensboro. While only open two years, the grocery store provided access to healthy food options in the heart of a food desert.
While their doors have closed, it’s important to keep the Co-op’s legacy alive. The need for access to healthy food options is paramount for all Greensboro residents. The efforts of the Co-op serve as an example of community collaboration to improve the quality of life of its residents.
City staff is engaging Self-Help, the owners of the shopping center, and they’ve indicated a continued interest in the center and helping it become a hub for food, medical needs, banking and more on Phillips Avenue.
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Jake Keys, Communications Manager
Communications and Marketing Department
City of Greensboro
Phone: 336-373-2105
PO Box 3136, Greensboro, NC 27402-3136
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