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Happy Moving-In Day, Mohawk Harvest
May 23, 2013 - Bill Ackerbauer
Chris Curro, manager of Mohawk Harvest Cooperative Market, sent the following announcement in an email to co-op members marking today as the two-year anniversary of the co-op's move into its present location. Mohawk Harvest has developed into a retail and social hub in downtown Gloversville, and I'm pleased to call myself a member. Here's Mr. Curro's take on the anniversary:
“Really? Wow. Only two years? Are you sure? But it has seems like ‘forever.’ Two amazing years indeed.”
The above stream of consciousness reflects how Your Co-op Manager spoke aloud to himself this afternoon as he realized that the magical date of May 23 was upon us.
Two years ago on this date, Mohawk Harvest moved to its new location — can I still call it new?
On the one hand, it was a no-brainer — a keystone location with two crosswalks leading to its beautiful front doors beneath a lovely stained-glass transom; huge storefront window beneath a welcoming Taylor-Made awning; an authentic period ceiling and brick walls; and a lot more space!
On the other hand, an amazing amount of work went into the move — restoring the 1880’s hardwood meant removing two damaged layers of carpet, pad and subfloors after the pipe broke on the 3rd floor created an ice skating rink — thanks loudly ring out to Don Savoie of The Adirondack Wood Floor Company; the electricity needed restoration — thanks go to Peter Jones Electrical; ownership of the building was in limbo---Thanks go to Schine Memorial Hall LLC); capital investment was needed for new equipment and inventory — thanks go to Sieds Jonker, retired dairy farmer and to all the new shareholding members who invested in Your Co-op); existing equipment and inventory had to be moved — Huge THANKS go to the moving crew of volunteers!!!!); and a whole crop of new shoppers had to be found with a new crew of additional employees to serve them — Thanks EVERYONE who shops the Co-op!
How are we showing our thanks? Everything Co-op is 10% off to member-shareholders on May 23rd and 24th in celebration of our 2nd Anniversary Move-In Sale.
Non-members, please accept a “Thanks” as well, making all flowers, plants, seeds and hanging baskets 10% off to everyone — just mention the anniversary. There are more and more beautiful plants than ever including the hard-to-find impatiens.
Want to join us in helping revitalize our little piece of the world? Join May 23rd and 24th and receive $10 off the membership, get a special 15% percent off “Welcome Coupon” and then immediately begin to enjoy the other benefits of shareholding.
Thanks to everyone for two amazing, stupendous, and beyond-exciting from-the-ground-up-transformative years.
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