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Today, I was pleased to tour for the first time the Company Shops Market in Downtown Burlington, NC. Their slogan is “Local Food for Local People”. They are a co-op structured supermarket and eatery that focuses on excellence. You can buy a share of the market and become an owner, you will get a discount, be eligible for specials, and get dividends as the market makes money. They are located at 266 E. Front St. Burlington, NC 27215. Their hours are 8am-8pm. You can find them on the web at: http://www.CompanyShopsMarket.coop and can call them at 336-223-0390.
There will be a Grand Opening Celebration on June 11th from 11am-5pm.
I got the inside scoop on the band schedule which is not on their website yet!
11:00 -12:30pm Grey Matter
1:00 – 2:30pm Mr. Hand
3:00 – 5:00pm Big Something
While I was there a representative of Larry’s Beans was there because she will be doing a demonstration there at the Grand Opening. Apparently so will 50 other vendors. If you buy a share in the coop ($100 for an individual $150 family) and open a bank account with Fidelity Bank they will give you a $150 gift card to the market.
Other news, I have been following Project 50/50. A married couple with nonprofit status that is travelling to all 50 states in 50 weeks, volunteering, collecting and donating goods to the homeless and poor along the way. To keep it real they are living in their truck while they do it. Their newest project is to feed and help the pets of homeless people. They are looking for a good name for the project. If you have any good ideas then let me know and I’ll pass it along. You can follow them at http://twitter.com/#!/Project5050 and at http://www.Project-5050.com.