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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Construction on a co-op grocery store in the eastern part of the city could be underway by November.

That’s according to developers who also shared architectural renderings with residents Monday night.

“Beginning of November they should start construction,” said Kim Cameron with Self Help Venture Fund, the developer of the project.

In addition to a 10,000 square-feet co-op grocery store, Cameron says other businesses are eyeing the shopping center.

“A non-profit is looking at 8,000 square-feet of space and an independent health care clinic is eyeing the location,” Cameron said.

The community owned grocery store called Renaissance Community Coop will be the first grocery store in the community since Winn-Dixie closed in 1989.

The absence of a grocery store has made it tough on residents with little to no transportation to buy groceries.

The city is investing two million tax dollars into the project with Self Help Venture paying more than $2 million more to complete the project.