Why spoil a good thing with co-op

I am not sure why the Kootenay Co-op board would want to enter into a massive re-direction

Re: Letter to the editor “An alternate idea for the Extra Foods site” (May 24, 2013).

Stefano Bozzi’s suggestions certainly contain some very excellent suggestions. Rather than a three-storey building with condos, which need to be sold before a new co-op store can be built, I fully endorse his idea of keeping the building as is, and making the large parking lot into a lovely green space (commons square?) with sufficient parking, with a few spaces for other mobile vendors.

I am not sure why the Kootenay Co-op board would want to enter into a massive re-direction from one of their “mission statements” (providing highest quality, affordable natural foods and products, and wherever possible organic, in a pleasant, comfortable environment).

Co-op board and members please reconsider. You have a lovely inviting store now, recreate it in a larger version.

John Vanden Heuvel

Nelson

 

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