We’re a group of Clifton residents working hard to bring a full-service grocery store back to the heart of Clifton. The empty IGA is bad for our neighborhood. It hurts the residents and it hurts the business district. We cannot afford to wait for someone else to fill the space. Together, we can create the grocery store that our neighborhood needs.
Cooperatives are owned by community members like you and controlled democratically by its consumer-owners. You don’t have to be a worker to be an owner, and you don’t have to be an owner to be a shopper. A cooperative is run like any other grocery store, except that it answers to its consumer-owners.
Cooperatives exist to serve their shoppers, not to make large profits off of them. As such, owners are entitled to patronage refunds each year to ensure they are purchasing at cost. Refunds are sometimes deferred, especially in the early years, to re-invest in the store. But the capital ultimately belongs to the owners.
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Your Clifton Market team has laid the groundwork to bring a full-service grocery store back to Clifton. We're ready to move on to the next phase, and we want to tell you all about it. Join us at Clifton's own Esquire Theatre this Saturday, March 15, at 10AM. We have a lineup of speakers who will explain the co-op model, our status and our plans, and how you can help. We'll also have details available for purchasing shares to become an owner. Read more...
Hello Friends and Neighbors. We are a group of Clifton residents, business owners, and philanthropists who have been working tirelessly for the past six months to return a full service grocery store to Clifton. Also on our team are the original marketing and financial architects of the community effort to keep the Esquire Theater open and viable. In light of some of the information circulating throughout the community we felt it would be a good time to provide an update of our activities and achievements over the past several months. Read more...