Seward Co-op is building a second store — the Friendship store — in the Bryant neighborhood at the corner of 38th St. and 3rd Ave. The co-op also has leased the Creamery building at Franklin and 26th avenues, which we are redeveloping to accommodate a food production facility and Co-op Creamery Cafe on the first floor and office space on the second floor.
In June 2013, we announced our proposed second store’s site across the street from the Sabathani Community Center at East 38th Street and Clinton Avenue South. This decision was the outcome of conversations that the board, management and staff have had over the past three years. We are very excited about the prospect of this new store, which we are calling the Friendship store. We see this as an opportunity to bring people together around good food. We will open the Friendship store in October 2015.
This year, we remodeled the Co-op Creamery building at 2601 E. Franklin Ave. It now houses the co-op’s administrative offices and a food production facility that serves both the Franklin and Friendship stores. We also opened the Co-op Creamery Neighborhood Cafe on the first floor in the summer of 2015.