GREENSBORO, N.C. -- In Greensboro, one community is doing something it hasn't done in nearly two decades. Shopping for Thanksgiving at a nearby grocery store.
Earlier this month, the northeast Greensboro community turned the page on a new chapter when Renaissance Community Co-Op opened its doors.
"This store is a blessing, on female's part, it's cute as a button,” said Rosa Pinson.
Pinson lives within a few miles of the new store and spent the day before Thanksgiving knocking out some last minute shopping.
"I came here because it's close. It’s in the neighborhood,” she said. "I had to do Thanksgiving shopping. I had to come back and pick up two coconut cakes.”
This is the first time in years the people in northeast Greensboro have a place to shop on the holidays.
"So we knew we had to be open before Thanksgiving and before Christmas,” said Michael Valente, Renaissance Community Co-Op’s general manager.
"My dad lives here, so I decided to go in and checkout the place,” said first-time shopper Jacqueline King.
The store is open every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. However, it is closed Thanksgiving, but will be back open Friday.