Yesterday marked a milestone for the Food Co-op! We held a press conference announcing our new home of 711 Sweet Avenue in Bismarck, the current location of Snooper's Tons of Fun. General Manager Randy Joersz spoke about his excitement for being apart of the Co-op. "I look forward to helping the food co-op move forward through the final stage of development as we put the physical elements of the store together," Joersz said.
The BisMan Community Food Co-op will begin renovations this summer. Paul Breiner with Matrix Design in Mandan and Gorske & Associates in Minneapolis are developing the design and store layout for the renovations. This will be the last season of Snooper's Tons of Fun and even when it's closed owners Jerry and Renae Doan will continue to be our leasers. The Doans opened Snooper's over 20 years ago. "It's bittersweet to close the doors on Snooper's after more than 20 years of operation. Literally thousands of children have come through our doors," said Renae. "At the same time, we are pleased to support the Food Co-op and the focus it has to serve our community and help bring consumers closer to the source of their food."
The goal is to open the Food Co-op with 1,200 founding member-owners in the spring of 2016.
For more information about the BisMan Food Co-op, visit www.bismanfoodcoop.com