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Eat Drink Local Week, Day 4: Eat Local at Lexington Co-operative Market

In Uncategorized on June 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm

The Lexington Co-operative Market is a beacon on the Elmwood strip in downtown Buffalo. Representing community spirit, customer friendly pricing and good food, much of which is sourced from local producers, there is no denying the Coop (as it is affectionately called by its patrons) is a proud example of a successful community-owned business.

As the economy moves slowly to recover in our region, the Coop thrives! Why? “Typically, when times get tough, people look to their own communities to solve their problems, not to government or corporate America,” said Tim Bartlett, general manager of the Lexington Avenue Co-operative Market.

Like any thriving business, the Coop has started to outgrow its current location and is looking to expand to a second location in the next few years. Open to members and non-members alike, customers can come to do their weekly grocery shopping, stock up their pantries in the bulk food section, or sit and enjoy lunch or dinner with their ever expanding prepared foods section. All fresh and predominantly local!

And despite being located in the city, the Coop draws customers from all across the region including southern Ontario. The selection is unmatched by other grocery stores in terms of its locally-produced options at affordable prices and when you shop here or eat here you know your dollars stay local! At over 7500 members strong, there is no stopping the Coop!

The Lexington Co-operative Market is located at 807 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222. They can also be contacted at 716-886-COOP (2667)  or on their website at


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