Everyone’s favorite theoretical grocery store, the South Philly Food Co-op, posted a interesting blog post and a cute, guilt-inducing picture on its website last week.
Titled Why is the Real Estate Committee So Sad?, the post laments that the membership numbers aren’t quite where they’d like them to be.
We’re usually a happy bunch! I swear!
But these days the Co-op Real Estate Committee has been a bit blue. Why? We are ready to start looking for a space for our new neighborhood co-op, however, the Co-op market study tells us that we shouldn’t secure a location until we have 400 members. We only have about 340.
That motivated us to spread the word that you can even join on a payment plan, with the first payment plan as low as $25.
You can even get started by clicking on this fancy logo to the right (did we mention the low, low payment plan?).
But then we thought, who are we to judge? We should lead by example. So lo and behold, Passyunk Post is now one of the newest members of the South Philly Food Co-op. We started on the payment plan, which allows us the benefits of full membership even before completing our commitment of the $200 membership fee.
Yeah, we know. You don’t want to join until you find out where it is. Well, the only way you can influence where it will be is to join. So do it, today. You can even buy it as a gift, or put it on a credit card and let your future self deal with it.
Not only does joining now make the co-op happen sooner (you know you’d join after it opens anyway), but members also get all sorts of discounts at about 20 local businesses – check the full list here.
And if for nothing else, don’t you hate to see those nice people look so sad?