Thursday, September 16, 2010

Preview of the new Linden Hills Co-op

We went to a thank-you party at the new co-op Sunday, so I took a bunch of pics for you to get a sneak peek at the new store opening at the end of this month. The whole event was great, food was yummy, but the highlight was when folks who had been mingling with all of us starting singing! They were from the Minnesota Opera, and it was such a fun setting to hear opera being sung!

Produce section. The pull-down covers save energy by keeping the cool air in at night.

"Nut grinders for new store"

Classroom for demos

Front entryway

Deli (I think)

They put on a lavish spread for us.

Salad bar

The Minnesota Opera singers!

An appreciative audience

Natural Home section (I think)

There'll be composting front-of-the-house as well as back-of-the-house.


Huge walk-in freezer

The building's roof was painted white so it would absorb less heat. The whole building was thoroughly insulated. The receiving dock is a feature the old store lacked.

Office space

Solar tubes provide so much natural light, without using any electricity, that they'll light up the breakroom during the day.

This is one of my favorite parts. The blue unit collects heat given off by the hot-water heater! Genius!

Bulk foods section

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