Hold Your Shopping Cart–Opening Delayed


Please Note: Online Cart Opening Postponed!

We have been fortunate to have our space at Merle Hay Mall donated (we pay utilities, but no rent). However, we are vulnerable to things like paying tenants who want our space. Now we learned late last week that our entrance to the outside of the mall will be closed off because of construction. Because we need this entrance, we are delaying the opening of the online shopping cart (which was suppose to happen at midnight tonight). We’ve been looking at alternatives we can rent for some time now. We are investigating two at present. We should know more about these by the end of Wednesday. We may be able to continue with our distribution schedule, or we may have to delay. We’ll keep you posted.If you know of a building that might work, please let us know with an email to info@iowafood.coop. There are a few things to keep in mind:
  • a location within a mile or so of Merle Hay Mall would be preferable (because that’s where most of our members live);
  • 2,000 square feet is probably enough, although more is okay so we can grow
  • easy access in and out is preferable (because of the 2,000+ products that need to be delivered each cycle), which means things like no stairs;
  • because we are licensed as a grocery store, things like washable floors and walls (no carpet) and light fixtures that are covered; however, we can work to make a space usable if renovations are needed.
Again, if you know of a space that might work, we’d appreciate your letting us know. Either send an email to info@iowafood.coop or call Gary Huber at 515-450-6812.