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Lexington Co-op opens new Hertel location

Posted at 4:27 AM, Jul 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-12 08:31:08-04

The Lexington Co-op is opening its doors to the community that owns it on Hertel Avenue.

It's located at 1678 Hertel Avenue. Doors are set to open at 7 a.m. The first 100 customers to make a purchase will receive a mug and free coffee for one year.

The co-op's Elmwood location has been open for 46 years. 

Opening the second location offers more opportunities for the co-op to serve the community, creating jobs and keeping money local. Produce and items are procured from other small, local businesses, creating a strong economy for the region.

Board president, Alison Wilcox, says this second location was four years in the making. It offers twice as much retail space, an eat-in seating area, an expanded prepared foods bar and additional parking. "We're really excited to help grow the business community here on Hertel. When we opened on Elmwood, it was stabilizing for the neighborhood and we're hoping we can do the same here," says Wilcox on the growing business district on Hertel.

The co-op is a community owned store that provides access to fresh, locally grown produce. 56 cents of every dollar stays in Western New york.

If you'd like more information, you can visit here.