Raleigh Location Opening in July
GRAND OPENING: We’ll be hosting a series of special events to mark the opening of our new Raleigh store, including a sneak preview for co-op owners, public festivities, and special opportunities to meet our local food producers. Stay tuned for more details!
AFTER HOURS EVENTS: Once we open our new location, we’ll begin hosting special “after hours” events one Thursday evening each month to bring together our friends and neighbors. These fun community events will feature live music, food specials, beer and wine tastings, and much more.
Partnering with A Place at the Table
Weaver Street Market has selected A Place at the Table as its exclusive community partner in Raleigh for 2019. The goal: to provide 12,500 free meal tokens to A Place at the Table — roughly a year’s worth of free meals provided by Raleigh’s first “pay-what-you-can” café.
A Place at the Table provides healthy food for all — regardless of means. Those who cannot afford to pay can instead volunteer their time or use a meal token provided by community supporters. In 2018, A Place at the Table donated 8,159 meals (more than 20 percent of all meals served) and received nearly 25,000 volunteer hours from community members.
“Weaver Street rocks on so many levels,” said Dr. Rev. Cindy Bolden, who leads A Place at the Table’s Community Advisory Board. “Its heart is for others and matches our heart for all. That’s a partnership that will produce much fruit and great joy for all parties involved, and especially for people who need community, love, and care.”
We can’t wait to open our doors in Downtown Raleigh to begin raising funds for this partnership.
Become an Owner Today
Anyone can shop at the Weaver Street Market, but many of customers choose to join our community by becoming an owner. When you purchase a share in our co-op, you are making a commitment to grow our community: By supporting local producers. By making food more accessible. By providing living wages and employee benefits. And so much more. Join the co-op and have a voice in guiding our future.
Raleigh memberships are now on sale here: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/product/become-an-owner/
Owner Loans Offer Opportunity to Invest in Weaver Street’s Growth
You can now invest in Weaver Street Market’s growth in exchange for a financial, social, and environmental return. We are soliciting up to $2 million in owner loans to fund the opening of our new location in Downtown Raleigh. The minimum investment is $20,000. Investors will be paid a five percent annual return on their investment.
“We have more than 100 owners who participate in our owner loan program and help fund our growth,” said General Manager Ruffin Slater. “Direct financing has proven to be an effective model that enables us to manage expenses and build stronger relationships with our owners.”
Owners who commitment to a loan by the end of June will receive a $100 gift card to Weaver Street. Click here to learn more: https://www.weaverstreetmarket.coop/weaver-street-market-co-op-owner-loans/
Current number of co-op owner loan investors: 108
Investor repayment rate since 1988: 100%
* Past performance is not a guarantee of future result.