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Ashland Food Co-op Signs Contract to Purchase Property

Ashland OR — Ashland Food Cooperative has entered into a contract to purchase a 1.8 acre undeveloped lot at 120 Clear Creek Drive in Ashland. The parcel is located directly behind Ashland Lumber. This purchase is a major step in the Co-op’s vision for growing its downtown presence.

For a number of years, the Co-op has been actively engaged in exploring solutions to address limited store capacity and parking. Co-op leaders believe this property has the potential to address  future needs. According to Board President Ed Claassen,“The scarcity of lots this large in the downtown core makes it an attractive investment for the future.” 

Claassen said, “By purchasing this property we have secured our option to develop it in the future, as we continue to explore the best way to meet the needs of our shoppers.”

The zoning of this property will allow the Co-op to develop not only a larger store, with significant parking, but potentially workforce and/or cooperative housing on the site.  
 
Please address questions to AFCCampus@ashlandfood.coop.

ABOUT ASHLAND FOOD CO-OP

The Ashland Food Cooperative is Southern Oregon's first and only Certified Organic Retailer. The Co-op has a long history of bringing healthy, organic food to the community. What started as a buying club in 1972 has grown into a well-respected, deeply loved full-service cooperative grocery with over 10,000 owners. Additionally, with a focus on education, wellness and community, the Co-op offers cooking classes, local farm tours, in store tastings, free lectures and donates thousands of dollars to local nonprofits each year through their Community Grants program.
 

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