Whole Foods Co-op
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Patience, Persistence, and Perspiration

For several months, our Denfeld Design Team has been ticking off the requirements to get to closing on the purchase of the land and approval of design and financing for construction of the Denfeld site. We have approval of conventional financing subject to accepting a construction bid that fits the parameters of the project budget. We have all the required environmental reports, sample results, a response action plan, and a Construction Contingency Plan required for construction on a brownfield. Closing on the purchase of the land was completed on August 7th. Our site and building plans passed a Planning Department review on August 12th.

Getting to know some of the people who will be our new customers at the Denfeld site has been another goal this summer. Their energy and desire for a neighborhood food co-op has been just the push needed to get us through this inrtensive planning process. I’ve spoken at meetings of the West Duluth Business Club, the Spirit Valley Kiwanis and the Spirit Valley Rotarians, and participated on the City’s Edible Duluth project for the Denfeld area. We tabled at the Lincoln Park Fair Food Access event in June and our WFC Shopping Cart Drill Team preformed in the Spirit Valley Days Parade in July.

If you are interested in investing in the Denfeld Project, a member of our Owner Financing Team (218-728-0884 x1, finance@wholefoods.coop)  is available to answer questions and process your Loan and/or Class C Stock Purchase. You can track our Owner Financing progress on the chart in the entry vestibule at the Hillside store.

Thank you for your support of WFC.

Sharon Murphy, General Manager

Whole Foods Co•op


Hillside Store

610 E 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55805

Denfeld Store

4426 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807