Shelves were being stocked last week at the long-awaited grocery store from the New Orleans Food Cooperative (2372 St. Claude Ave., 656-6632; www.nolafood.coop), and as of press time the group expected to open the store for business this week.
The store is inside the New Orleans Healing Center, a new multi-purpose center in the Marigny. The Co-Op describes its venture as a "mission-driven, community-owned grocery store," and its inventory includes fresh produce, frozen and bulk products, meat and dairy, fresh breads and other grocery staples.
The store will be open to the public, and those who join the Food Co-Op as members can claim ownership of it. Membership costs $100 and allows members to participate in Co-Op board elections, run for positions on the board and vote on other issues.