The Baltimore Food Co-op, which opened in Remington last summer, announced on its Facebook page Thursday afternoon that it has closed for good.
The message from Mary Cox, the co-op’s president, reads:
"It is with deep regret that I must inform you that the Baltimore Food Co-op has closed. I know I was not alone in having a dream of a vibrant food co-op owned by and serving the people of Baltimore. Many of us worked hard to achieve that dream, but unfortunately the co-op was not able to succeed financially. Thank you for your patronage, support, membership and faith during the past year."
When the co-op opened at 28th and Sisson streets last August, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hailed it as a great way to expand food access and as a step to addressing food deserts in the city.
“It’s sort of a one-stop shopping alternative to people who otherwise might be doing their shopping at a number of different places—Giant, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and the local farmer’s market,” Co-op board member John Segal told Patch at the time.