Here’s what’s been happening:

Work continues at the store site, with a two-step process in place to address the truss issue. The process involves a temporary fix that will be happen within the week and a permanent repair that will be completed in two to three weeks. In areas of the building not impacted by the truss repairs, demolition work continues, new electrical lines are being installed, and preparations are underway to level the floor in the front section of the building.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the Food for Change movie at the Aurora Theatre on Saturday morning! We had an enthusiastic crowd, signed up a few new member-owners, gave away some great gifts, and raised nearly $200 for the Boys & Girls Club of East Aurora. A special thank you to The Aurora Theatre and to our fellow sponsors: Lexington Cooperative Market, Bread Hive Worker Cooperative Bakery, and Great Erie Federal Credit Union.

Speaking of the Lexington Cooperative Market…they reached their $2 million investor campaign fund goal for their new Hertel Avenue location this week! Tim Bartlett and his team have been valued supporters and advocates for the East Aurora Co-op and we’re very excited to see them grow. Congratulations Lexington!

General Manager Terry Wittenrich continues to get out and meet with groups and individuals to help spread the word about the value the Co-op will bring to the community. Last week, he met with the Rotary Club of East Aurora. Here he is with East Aurora Rotary Club President Craig Anthony.

October is National Co-op Month!

The news we’re sharing with you in this e-news update reflects the best of what being a co-op is all about: member-owners working together to build something unique and new, co-ops joining together to educate the community, celebrating the success of fellow co-ops, and reaching out to the community to connect and grow together. Learn more about the Cooperative Principles that guide and shape our efforts here.