1,000
OWNER
COUNT
1874

Update Regarding Our Unhoused Neighbors (April 2, 2021)

 

Dear Owners,

We would first like to apologize for not bringing you into this situation earlier, as well as for the pain this situation has caused for everyone involved. As alluded to in last week's listening session, we wanted to update everyone regarding the ongoing efforts related to people experiencing houselessness. We are appreciative for everyone's patience as we continue our efforts which admittedly are outside our area of expertise. Needless to say, we still have a lot to learn about the complexities involved in this situation and are committed to learning and doing better as we move forward.

We have been working on specific actions we can take as a board that we feel will address the overarching concerns of everyone involved. This communication is to provide an update on the work we’ve done, knowing there is more work yet to do. Our primary focus is on addressing housing for our neighbors.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Our Update to the Community Regarding Those Experiencing Houselessness

To the Chicago Market Community,

As a community-owned organization, Chicago Market values all members of our community - not just those who are Owners, but all who reside in our Uptown neighborhood. One member of our community who is experiencing houselessness is residing in our parking lot. As Chicago Market is unable to allow people to live in our parking lot, we have been working to address this in the most humane way possible. Today we are writing to provide a brief explanation of what has occurred, what we have learned, and what we plan to do next.

Read more
4 reactions Share

We have big news - another huge milestone reached!

In the world of start-up food co-ops, there are two critical decisions boards make that can make or break the success of the project. One is the site where the co-op will be built, and the other is who will run the operations of the co-op.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Update from the GM Search Team

"The general manager search team and I have been laser focused on hiring the right general manager for our project."

One of the most critical factors in the success of our store is hiring a general manager with the skills we need. What are those skills and knowledge that person needs? Here's Dana McKinney, the chair of our General Manager Search Team to tell you all about it.

Read more
1 reaction Share

Clearing Hurdles to Make Our Site a Reality

We have big news. Chicago Market's Board has voted to move forward with building our amazing grocery store together at the former CTA 'L' station! We're pleased to have come to a new agreement with the CTA designed to make our project stronger. Our next step is to finalize things in a new lease. 

Read more
3 reactions Share

A Different Kind of Update - November 21, 2020

Sometimes it’s the very small things that impact you the most and that happened to me recently. 

Read more
1 reaction Share

Feasibility Update - October 25, 2020

We're committed to keeping you updated even when progress is kind of behind-the-scenes.

Here's the video version:

or, read all about it:

Read more
1 reaction Share

Funding Feasibility Update

One of our Owners emailed us last week with this question:  

"I’m interested in hearing the Board’s assessment of the fundraising market research report soon."

and we wanted to speak to it for all of you.

Prefer the video version of this email? Here you go:
Read more
1 reaction Share

The Firebrand Feasibility Report

We are excited to share that the Firebrand Report shows an extremely viable business plan for our grocery store at the Gerber building!

Read more
1 reaction Share

Annual Meeting 2020 Videos

Chicago Market is committed to the Seven Cooperative Principles and Principle #2 is Democratic Member Control. Owners exercise their rights each year in part by attending the Co-op's Annual Meeting, held this year on August 30 on Zoom. We recorded the full session and share it with you here, along with an excerpt from our guest speaker, Jacqueline Hannah. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Connect with our team.

Created with NationBuilder