We are thrilled to announce the RCC has finalized a lease with Self-Help Ventures Fund!

It’s officially official – after more than 16 years of struggle and 4 years of work on the development of the Renaissance Community Co-op, a full service grocery store is returning to Philips Ave.

Please join us on Tuesday, March 15 at 3pm for a ceremonial lease signing event at the future home of the Renaissance Community Co-op!

The RCC has also finalized a construction contract with C2 / Weaver Cook. We expect full scale construction on the RCC’s space in the renovated Renaissance shopping center to begin within the next few days.

This is truly exciting news and we want to thank all the organizations that have worked so hard with us for the past several years to bring our community’s dream of a cooperative grocery store into reality.

And of course, we want to thank all of our OWNERS and community supporters who have stood with us and invested in this project with money, time, and faith.

Together, cooperatively, we are bringing change to our community.

The RCC is coming!

In cooperation,
RCC Board of Directors

From Self-Help:

Lease Signing Ceremony Tuesday, 3pm March 15 between Renaissance Community Co-op and Self-Help

Greensboro – Renaissance Community Cooperative (RCC) and nonprofit community developer Self-Help Ventures Fund (an affiliate of Self-Help Credit Union) are hosting a public lease signing ceremony at 3 pm Tuesday, March 15 at Renaissance Shops at 2517 Phillips Avenue.

RCC will be the anchor tenant at the redeveloped shopping center, agreeing to a five year lease for a 10,530 square feet space. Interior build out will begin immediately following execution of the lease, with on-site construction expected to be completed in August in anticipation of RCC opening this fall.

The signing ceremony will take place inside the future space. Self-Help’s Kim Cameron and RCC Board Chair John Jones will sign lease. Renaissance Shops Community Advisory Committee and RCC members will be in attendance. As part of the shopping center redevelopment process an advisory committee composed of 19 community members has worked to ensure recognition of the Renaissance Shops’ history and redevelopment plans are in sync with the community’s desired outcomes. RCC will be locally owned and operated and the first grocery store in the immediate neighborhood in over 20 years.

Friendly Pharmacy has signed a letter of intent to lease space and the Greensboro Federal Municipal Credit Union board voted to expand to Renaissance Shops, with a move expected in 2017.

Self-Help acquired the site from the City of Greensboro in January, 2015. Self-Help owns and has developed 20 commercial properties across North Carolina, including the Self-Help Center and Revolution Mill in Greensboro. In addition, Self-Help Credit Union has a branch at 3400 Battleground Ave.

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