CEDAR RAPIDS – New Pioneer Food Co-op opened its new store to an ecstatic group of supporters this morning in Cedar Rapids.
“I’ve been waiting for this for 10 long years,” said Mollie Schlue, who joined the co-op 25 years ago while living in Iowa City and moved to Cedar Rapids 10 years ago. “I couldn’t be any more excited about it.”
Schlue, among the first through the doors on the store’s opening day in the new Cedar Rapids site at 3338 Center Point Rd. NE, said she came in for four items, but left with three bags of food.
Shoppers found free-range organic chicken, local and organic fresh vegetables, sustainably harvested fish, cheese, gluten-free foods, house-baked goods and a multitude of other products.
Beginning Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, store hours will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Find more news on New Pi’s website: www.newpi.coop
See some of the sights from opening day, below, and read the full story in the next edition of the Corridor Business Journal. (Photos © Cindy Hadish/Homegrown Iowan and Corridor Business Journal)