A familiar business in downtown La Crosse is being
nominated for its success within the community.
The People's Food Co-op was chosen to be featured
in a Department of Housing and Urban Development video
that showcases the journey of how far the business
has come since receiving a loan back in 2004.
Since then, the Co-Op has been able to close a gap
in its finances, increase employment, and expand to
a second store.
SCHRY: There were a lot of folks saying that downtown
needed a grocery store, and we said, "well hey we're
already here, how about we just do a bit better job
of it." So we were able to deepen our product mix.
So it allowed us to really kind of reach out and open
our arms a little wider to the city of La Crosse."
The video featuring the success story of the Co-op
will be played in fellow government offices to show
examples of just how far a loan can go.