Daily Groceries Co-op is celebrating 30 years as part of the Athens community with acoustic performances by Hamlin Jackson and Kiran Fernandes as well as tasty new and old favorite refreshments courtesy of Daily. Over the years, the co-op has grown from a small general store to a community resource for healthy food that is owned by its customers. Daily Groceries opened its doors in 1992 after the closure of Bell’s Grocery Store, which had been serving the downtown area. After expanding and moving locations along Prince Avenue, it merged with Daily Groceries Co-op in 2000 but did not officially adopt patronage ownership until 2012. In January of this year, Daily posted on Instagram and shared with the Red & Black that it was struggling to stay open due to the pandemic and factors like inflation, increased rent and a general lack of community awareness. Although sales have picked up, keeping Daily open for another 30 years will require more community involvement, which defines the very nature of the business.
WHO: Daily Groceries Co-op’s Birthday Bash
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 18, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Historic Athens
HOW MUCH: FREE!
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