Case Study - Renaissance Community Co-op (post open)

Sohnie Black
Dave Reed
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm

The Renaissance Community Co-op opened its doors on October 14, 2016 after more than 18 years of community work to bring a grocery store back to Northeast Greensboro. The RCC alleviates the food desert status the community lived in since 1998, and will build an economic engine for future community-led development.

The RCC offers a primarily conventional product mix in a low-resource, predominantly African-American community with a history of political and economic marginalization. Sohnie Black and Dave Reed, staff members at the Fund for Democratic Communities who are providing technical assistance to the co-op, will share the success, challenges, and early lessons learned in the months following the RCC’s launch.