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Proposed Williamsville co-op market seeks funds to help with site search

The group that wants to open a cooperative market in Williamsville is seeking $5,000 from the Amherst Development Corp. to help pay for a feasibility study and for a consultant to help them act on the study's findings.

Village Co-Op Market of Williamsville organizers made their case for the grant to the corporation's board last month. The corporation board is set to consider the group's formal request at its meeting Friday.

The development corporation shares a board of directors with the Amherst Industrial Development Agency, but the two are separate entities.

The co-op organizers, who incorporated in September, received a $7,000 grant from Erie County and have $6,750 left over from membership dues they've collected. They expect the study and consultant to cost $13,000. They plan to use the study to help them search for a store site.

Proposed Williamsville co-op market seeks IDA grant to maintain momentum


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