Go Green Community Fresh Market is another Englewood Chicago Milestone.
In this Chicago People Places & Possibilities post, an article by Atavia Reed published on BlockClubChicago.com brings forth another positive attribute of Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
Newly Opened Go Green Community Fresh Market In Englewood Hailed As A ‘Milestone’ After Years Of Work
The Go Green Community Fresh Market will offer healthy essentials and ready-to-go meals to residents along the 63rd Street Corridor.
Englewood Chicago: With the cut of a yellow ribbon, a market opened its doors to neighbors on Tuesday [March 8, 2022] morning, promising fresh food and healthy essentials for Englewood patrons.
The Go Green Community Fresh Market, a nearly $5 million grocery store, is open. Neighbors can visit the store 7 a.m.-8 p.m. daily at 1207 W. 63rd St.
Dozens of neighbors joined local leaders and city officials to celebrate the grand opening of the two-floor market. The Go Green Community Fresh Market is a milestone for the community, said Sana Syed, senior director of strategic initiatives at the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, one of the community partners behind the market.
“The Go Green Community Fresh Market is not just a grocery store that is committed to providing nutrient-dense foods at an accessible and affordable rate,” Syed said. “It is a cultural hub. It is an oasis. It is a platform for local food entrepreneurs. It is going to drive health outcomes. It is going to drive business improvement and business growth.”
The fresh market is one of many projects envisioned as part of Go Green on Racine, a multi-million-dollar initiative aiming to transform the 63rd Street Corridor into a prime destination. City Council approved plans to transform a nearby lot into a parking lot and green space for the market in July.
Comprised of a group of community leaders, the Go Green On Racine team — the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, Teamwork Englewood, Resident Association of Greater Englewood and E.G. Woode — hope to bring bustling businesses, housing, amenities and reliable access to public transit in the community.
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Customers shop at Go Green Community Fresh Market on its grand opening in Englewood on March 8, 2022.