Lynchburg's Grassroots co-op announces grand opening

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Lynchburg co-op is getting ready to officially open its doors.

Grassroots Local Market will host their grand opening on Saturday, September 1.

The co-op has been in the works for about five years and is community owned.

The store will serve the downtown area which is considered a food desert. "A food desert describes an urban area with limited fresh food resources. The mission of Grassroots is to make fresh healthy, high-quality food accessible to downtown," explained Kate Jenkins the outreach coordinator for Grassroots Local Market.

The store is located at 1300 Main Street and will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Store managers are say they are hiring for a handful of positions.

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