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Near East Side Grocery Co-op Quietly Closes Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Grocery Co-op Quietly Closes Doors

When it was announced in March that a new frozen yogurt shop was opening at 85 Parsons Avenue, it was mentioned in passing that the former tenant was also closing. That tenant was the Near East Side Co-op, which called the location home for about a year after relocating from 1117 Oak Street. Former Co-op Board […]

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First Look: Near East Side Coop Now Open on Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Near East Side Coop Now Open on Parsons Avenue

In February, it was announced that the Near East Side Cooperative Market would be relocating from 1117 Oak Street to a new home at 85 Parsons Avenue. The move means a smaller store and limited selection of products, but an increase in visibility and customer access with more nearby businesses and existing foot traffic. The […]

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Near East Side Cooperative Market Relocating to Parsons Avenue

Walker Evans Walker Evans Near East Side Cooperative Market Relocating to Parsons Avenue

After a long search for a new home, the Near East Side Cooperative Market announced on Friday that it will be closing up shop at 1117 Oak Street this week to move just a couple of block west to 85 Parsons Avenue. “We have been seeking a new location for several months now, and looked at […]

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Idea Forge: Celebrating the Near East Side Co-Op and the Community

Tyler Durbin Tyler Durbin Idea Forge: Celebrating the Near East Side Co-Op and the Community

In June, we read about the Near East Side Co-op’s plea for help to keep the doors open and to continue feeding neighborhood families. The community answered the rallying call. The June “Rent Party” mobilized the Near East Side neighborhood to show up and support the Near East Side Co-Op. Neighborhood businesses like Upper Cup […]

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Supporters Rush to Save the Near East Side Co-op

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Supporters Rush to Save the Near East Side Co-op

The Near East Side Cooperative Market is safe for now. Earlier this week, the community-owned grocery store at 1117 Oak Street sounded the alarm that “based on current predictions, we cannot continue to operate past June 8th.” Luckily, supporters from the Near East Side community and beyond responded quickly to help out the store, and […]

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Fifth Annual Local Foods Week Kicks Off Today

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Fifth Annual Local Foods Week Kicks Off Today

Local Matters is an organization dedicated to the sustainability of the land and community that feeds Central Ohio. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Local Foods Week, a nine-day celebration of Ohio farmers, producers, and artisans. This year’s installation of the event will take place from August 10th-18th, and includes a veritable feast of […]

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Near East Side Cooperative Market Celebrates With Grand Opening

Anne Evans Anne Evans Near East Side Cooperative Market Celebrates With Grand Opening

The Near East Side has gotten a new fresh produce space and it is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, as part of Local Foods Week. Local Matters opened the Near East Side Cooperative Market on May 17, 2013, sharing the 1,500 square-foot space that houses Oak Street Meat and Seafood. The community has received […]

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