Co-op closes in on fundraising goal for local store

The Columbus Food Co-op is closing in on its financial goal to open the community-owned, locally sourced food store.

The group held an event Friday called The Feast that raised $32,680 toward the goal. The Feast featured an 8-course-meal provided by local farmers and prepared by local chefs

Co-op President Mike Johnston explains the co-op plans to focus on locally grown and healthy food.

The end goal is to open the store in early 2019, Johnston said.

It will take up 8,400 square feet of the converted industrial building in the 1500 block of Central Avenue

The organization is in the last weeks of its capital campaign. The co-op is planning an update to the community owners on July 26th.