City Offers Response to Renaissance Community Co-op Closing
Having access to food, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables, is vital for a community, making the closing of the Renaissance Community Co-op in the Renaissance Shopping Center a tremendous loss for Greensboro. While only open two years, the grocery store provided access to healthy food options in the heart of a food desert.
While their doors have closed, it’s important to keep the Co-op’s legacy alive. The need for access to healthy food options is paramount for all Greensboro residents. The efforts of the Co-op serve as an example of community collaboration to improve the quality of life of its residents.
City staff is engaging Self-Help, the owners of the shopping center, and they’ve indicated a continued interest in the center and helping it become a hub for food, medical needs, banking and more on Phillips Avenue.