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The Renaissance Story

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Sat, 3/2 -
8:30am to 9:45am
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Milwaukee Room B

When Renaissance Community Co-op (RCC) opened in October of 2016 in Greensboro, NC, it fulfilled the need for a grocery store in a community that had not had one in over 17 years. Unfortunately, the store closed its doors in January. It is important to recognize that in opening the store, building a cooperatively owned business in a predominantly Black community with over 1300 owners was a huge accomplishment. Ending a food desert, even for a little over two years, was a huge accomplishment.  They'll share the challenges they've faced and the lessons learned during their journey.

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