The Seward Coop is planning to open a second location, the Star Tribune reported over the weekend.
The site of the second store is at East 38th Street and Clinton Avenue South in Minneapolis, one block east of I-35W.
As the Star Tribune noted, the site is in the center of what the U.S. Department of Agriculture has identified as a food desert, an urban neighborhood where a significant percentage of residents live without ready access to fresh, healthy and affordable food.
The second Seward Coop could be open in 18 to 24 months.
Seward’s news follows the December 2012 announcement that Lakewinds Natural Foods, which operates stores in Minnetonka and Chanhassen, has plans to open a third location—in late 2013 or early 2014—in Richfield on the site of the former Lyndale Gardens on Nicollet and 64th Street.
You can read the Star Tribune article here: