Metropolis needs to assist hold the “legacy” of Renaissance outlets alive after the Greensboro Cooperative introduced the closure, in accordance with Native Information

GREENSBORO – The day after Renaissance Community Co-op, a grocery store owned by members of Renaissance Shops on Phillips Avenue, announced it would be closing on January 25, the City of Greensboro issued a response.

“While their doors are closed, it is important to keep the cooperative’s legacy alive. The need for access to healthy food is of paramount importance to all Greensboro residents,” the news release said.

The mall is located in the heart of one of the city’s food deserts. A food desert is an area with limited access to affordable and nutritious food.

After years of planning, the RCC overcame incredible financial and logistical hurdles two years ago. But the 1,300 members and sales couldn’t keep the business going.

In the press release, the city said it will work with the mall’s owner, Self-Help, to keep the mall into a center for food, medical needs, and banking.

The Durham-based self-help said it remains committed to development in the area.

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