Save The Date

Construction on our expanded Barstow Street location is nearly complete! Two years ago, we announced plans to build and relocate our Eau Claire store to a bigger building, and a year later we broke ground. Now, we’re on track to open its doors in October, making our community’s long-awaited dream of expanding Eau Claire’s food co-op a reality.

Celebrate with us at our upcoming events:

Opening Day

Wednesday, October 11th
11:00am

All shoppers are invited to attend a short ceremony for speeches by our board and staff, a ribbon-cutting, and the opening of our new Eau Claire building’s first-floor retail space, deli, and seating area.

Grand Opening

Saturday, November 4th
2:00pm-5:00pm

All co-op owners are invited to our 2023 Annual Owner Meeting in the new second-floor event space for a short presentation by our board and staff, cake, and a toast to our completed expansion project.

We're Expanding

Save The Date

Construction on our expanded Barstow Street location is nearly complete! Two years ago, we announced plans to build and relocate our Eau Claire store to a bigger building, and a year later we broke ground. Now, we’re on track to open its doors in October, making our community’s long-awaited dream of expanding Eau Claire’s food co-op a reality.

Celebrate with us at our upcoming events:

Opening Day
Wednesday, October 11th

11:00am

All shoppers are invited to attend a short ceremony for speeches by our board and staff, a ribbon-cutting, and the opening of our new Eau Claire building’s first-floor retail space, deli, and seating area.

Grand Opening
Saturday, November 4th

2:00pm-5:00pm

All co-op owners are invited to our 2023 Annual Owner Meeting in the new second-floor event space for a short presentation by our board and staff, cake, and a toast to our completed expansion project.

New Store Features

Wider Product Selection

The new building's retail space will be about eight times bigger, so our selection of products will be closer in size to what's offered at our Menomonie store.

Full Service Deli

Our new building will have a full-service deli with lots of delicious, ready-to-eat options, and there will be both indoor and outdoor seating so shoppers can hang out.

More Parking

Our side of the parking lot on North Barstow Street will have close to fifty stalls, and there will be a huge parking ramp next door in addition to street parking around the store.

Faster Checkout

In anticipation of many shoppers stopping in for smaller trips, the new store will have four self-checkout lanes and two belted lanes to shorten wait times.

Curbside Pickup

By January 2024, the new store will offer curbside pickup from our online store for shoppers who want to skip the checkout line altogether.

Rooftop Event Space

The new building will also have an indoor/outdoor space on the second story that will have rooftop access and be available to the community to rent for private events.

New Store Features

Wider Product Selection

The new building's retail space will be about eight times bigger, so our selection of products will be closer in size to what's offered at our Menomonie store.

Full Service Deli

Our new building will have a full-service deli with lots of delicious, ready-to-eat options, and there will be both indoor and outdoor seating so shoppers can hang out.

More Parking

Our side of the parking lot on North Barstow Street will have close to fifty stalls, and there will be a huge parking ramp next door in addition to street parking around the store.

Faster Checkout

In anticipation of many shoppers stopping in for smaller trips, the new store will have four self-checkout lanes and two belted lanes to shorten wait times.

Curbside Pickup

By January 2024, the new store will offer curbside pickup from our online store for shoppers who want to skip the checkout line altogether.

Rooftop Event Space

The new building will also have an indoor/outdoor space on the second story that will have rooftop access and be available to the community to rent for private events.

We're Hiring

Our new Eau Claire store will expand our retail floor from 1,500 sq. ft. to 14,000 sq. ft., so we’ll be hiring in all departments.

If you’re interested in these new career opportunities, visit our Careers page to view open job listings and watch our social media profile for announcements about hiring fairs. Or go ahead and submit an application now! We keep applications on file for six months and will reach out if we think you would be a good fit for any new positions as they become available.

Open Positions In

• Grocery & Wellness

• Meat & Produce

• Deli & Bakery

• Customer Service

• Facilities

• Admin Services

We're Hiring

Our new Eau Claire store will expand our retail floor from 1,500 sq. ft. to 14,000 sq. ft., so we’ll be hiring in all departments.

If you’re interested in these new career opportunities, visit our Careers page to view open job listings and watch our social media profile for announcements about hiring fairs. Or go ahead and submit an application now! We keep applications on file for six months and will reach out if we think you would be a good fit for any new positions as they become available.

Open Positions In

• Grocery & Wellness

• Meat & Produce

• Deli & Bakery

• Customer Service

• Facilities

• Admin Services

Interested in Investing?

About Preferred Shares

We’re wrapping up our Eau Claire expansion project, but there’s still time to invest.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op preferred shares are dividend-bearing investments called Class C Shares that are available to owners. They are not donations.

• Class C Shares pay a dividend based on the size of the investment, not how often you shop at the co-op throughout the year.

• Class C Share purchases are voluntary investments made at each owner’s discretion. No owner is required to purchase preferred shares as a condition of ownership of the co-op.

• Class C Shares carry no voting rights.

This offering provides owners who live in Wisconsin the opportunity to invest funds in our local business and earn a competitive return on their investment. And our co-op benefits by lowering financing costs; dividend rates paid on preferred shares are lower than interest rates we would pay on bank loans.

How Owners Can Invest

To start construction on the new store, we must raise $2,000,000 in preferred shares. In addition to money raised by selling these shares to owners, the remaining funding for the building will follow the same strategy as our 2015 expansion in Menomonie, drawing on bank loans, grant award income, and savings.

Our board of directors has made 4,000 preferred shares available for purchase at $500 each to owners who are in good standing and live in the state of Wisconsin. Potential dividend rates will range from 2.25%-3.75% depending on the number of shares purchased.

If you meet the requirements and are interested in investing in preferred shares to help fund this project, submit a request that we contact you about investing via the contact form on this page. A staff member will then reach out via email or phone call.

Request an Investment Packet

Ready to learn more about investing? Submit a request to receive more information, and our staff will reach out to you.

Investment Information

About Preferred Shares
We’re wrapping up our Eau Claire expansion project, but there’s still time to invest.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op preferred shares are dividend-bearing investments called Class C Shares that are available to owners. They are not donations.

• Class C Shares pay a dividend based on the size of the investment, not how often you shop at the co-op throughout the year.

• Class C Share purchases are voluntary investments made at each owner’s discretion. No owner is required to purchase preferred shares as a condition of ownership of the co-op.

• Class C Shares carry no voting rights.

This offering provides owners who live in Wisconsin the opportunity to invest funds in our local business and earn a competitive return on their investment. And our co-op benefits by lowering financing costs; dividend rates paid on preferred shares are lower than interest rates we would pay on bank loans.

How Owners Can Invest
To start construction on the new store, we must raise $2,000,000 in preferred shares. In addition to money raised by selling these shares to owners, the remaining funding for the building will follow the same strategy as our 2015 expansion in Menomonie, drawing on bank loans, grant award income, and savings.

Our board of directors has made 4,000 preferred shares available for purchase at $500 each to owners who are in good standing and live in the state of Wisconsin. Potential dividend rates will range from 2.25%-3.75% depending on the number of shares purchased.

If you meet the requirements and are interested in investing in preferred shares to help fund this project, submit a request that we contact you about investing via the contact form on this page. A staff member will then reach out via email or phone call.

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814 Main Street E.
Menomonie, WI
54751

7:00am-9:00pm
(715) 231-3663

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206 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire, WI
54703

7:00am-9:00pm
(715) 552-3366

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Eau Claire, WI 54703
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