Chicago Market's Board has voted to move forward with renegotiating the lease for our site and build our amazing grocery store together at the former CTA 'L' station!
We've removed all the hurdles but one - Chicago Market can exist at our current site only IF we all pull together and raise the needed funds.
It's a big challenge, but we know something as valuable as our connected, local food community is worth investing in.
And the clock is ticking. Our timeline to raise funds is short. The TIF process takes 12-13 months and our Owner funding needs to be complete by then too. It's that simple. Together we have about 13 months to:
• raise $1.4M (through loans and donations)
• welcome 1620 new Owners
• You can DONATE now. Any amount says "I want this!"
• Recruit your friends. Send them to one of our Info Sessions.
• You can PLEDGE to loan or donate now. We'll connect with you about your loan soon.
• You can Level Up your Ownership now. Increase your support and be recognized in the store.
You're amazing. Join us. That's how a store with healthy, local food values comes to be. That's how a store that values the planet comes to be. That's how a store that breathes life and jobs into a beautiful historic building comes to be.
Want the details? Read more here.
updated January 2021
Chicago Market wants to change the way you shop for groceries. More than that, though, we want to change your relationship with food.
You deserve a new kind of grocery-shopping experience — one packed with local, organic foods and imbued with a sense of community. One in which you know who produces the food that feeds your family.
Chicago Market will be a community hub — a vibrant center of exceptional food, workshops, meetings, performances and more. And you, as a co-op stakeholder, will have a voice in all aspects of this community.Join Us