The sign out front still says Alaskan & Proud, but the new Foodland IGA is now open in the only large-scale grocery space in downtown Juneau.
Downtown Juneau’s only large-scale full service grocer is closed Sunday while employees work to transition from Alaskan & Proud ownership to the new Myers Group Foodland IGA.
A group of Juneau residents continue to explore the possibility of starting a cooperative grocery store, despite last week’s announcement that Myers Group IGA will soon be anchor tenant in the Foodland Shopping Center.
A lease has been signed with the Myers Group to open Foodland IGA on Sept. 9, the day after Alaskan and Proud closes its doors.
A Juneau food cooperative that formed in a bid to take over the only full service grocery store downtown is moving ahead with startup efforts, despite a commercial operator that looks poised to take over the Alaskan & Proud space.
The company interested in taking over the only full service grocery store in downtown Juneau says it’s close to signing a lease agreement with the owners of the Foodland Shopping Center.
Organizers of the new Capital City Market Cooperative think they have enough money to begin a feasibility study to look at whether a co-op grocery store will work in Juneau.
The Capital City Market Cooperative, formed in a bid to replace the soon-to-close Alaskan & Proud Market, is moving into the planning and fundraising stage.
A group of Juneau residents is exploring the idea of a cooperative grocery store at the soon to be vacant Alaskan & Proud Market on Willoughby Avenue.