Food co-op plans open houses at grocery location

The Columbus Food Co-op has scheduled several open houses this month at the future site of a grocery store it plans to open later this year.

The open houses, scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 20 and 27, will be at 1580 Central Ave. The events are meant to give co-op owners and members of the community a chance to see the site and ask questions, said April Williams, campaign manager for the Columbus Food Co-op.

The organization is continuing a capital campaign to raise $750,000 for the store. Local farmers will be at the site selling their items during the open houses, Williams said.

Additional open houses are planned in February and March. For more information, visit