A new grocery store is coming soon to the town of Lovettsville.
Lovettsville Cooperative Market representatives announced Friday the organization will locate its future grocery store in downtown Lovettsville in the remaining undeveloped space across from the town center.
The co-op’s Board of Directors signed a letter of intent to lease a 7,000-square-foot property that will be home to their long-anticipated, full-service store.
The plans call for the market to be open seven days a week, serving members and non-members, with three-quarters of the products being natural or organic and locally-sourced when possible.
There will also be a deli with grab-and-go meals for lunch and dinner. Local wine and beer will also be available for purchase.
As a grocery co-op, the operation is locally-owned and member controlled. The co-op is expected to hire 25 employees, while returning an estimated $1 million to the local economy through local purchases, salaries and taxes, according to a statement from the co-op.
Over the next 10 months, the co-op will work with a store designer and architect to develop detailed store plans. The developer, Lovettsville Square South, LLC, will work on the design, engineering and permitting for the overall site, with construction schedule to begin in the second half of 2021. The aim is to have construction completed with the store opening in the third quarter of 2022.
To learn more about the Lovettsville Co-op’s plans or to become a member, visit lovettsville-grocery.com.
— Karen Graham