Facing closure, EL Food Co-Op plans possible re-launch

Jan 6, 2017

After 40 years in business, the East Lansing Food Co-Op is closing its doors.  The customer-owned enterprise is losing money to bigger competitors.  But the little store is hoping for a big comeback someday. 


A mid-Michigan community institution is facing a hard decision.  On Sunday, the owners of the East Lansing Food Co-Op will vote on a motion to sell its building on Northwind Avenue.

The co-op is facing stiff economic pressure from nearby competitors.  And while a shutdown seems inevitable, its investors and patrons hope to resurrect the very idea that’s made the co-op a 40-year success.

WKAR's Kevin Lavery has the story.