Lovettsville Co-op announces new grocery store location
The Lovettsville Cooperative Market has announced updated plans to locate its future grocery store in downtown Lovettsville in the undeveloped space across from the Town Center. The Co-op’s Board of Directors recently signed a letter of intent to lease a 7,000 square foot property that will be home to its long anticipated, full-service grocery store. Lovettsville Co-op Market will be open seven days a week, serving members and non-members with 75% of their products being natural or organic, and sourced locally whenever possible. LCM will also have a deli offering grab-n-go meals, serving both lunch and dinner. Local wines and beers will be available.
Like other grocery co-ops across the country, LCM is locally owned and member-controlled. A local grocery store will offer convenience to residents who often have travel to Purcellville or across the Potomac river to Brunswick, Maryland for their shopping.
Just as importantly, LCM will benefit the community as the largest private employer in Lovettsville, with an expected 25 employees, while returning over $1,000,000 to the local economy each year through local purchases, salaries, and taxes.
Over the next ten months, the Co-op will work with a store designer and architect to develop detailed store plans. The developer, Lovettsville Square South, LLC, will work on its designing, engineering, and permitting for the overall site, with the construction scheduled to begin in the second half of 2021. The goal is to have the store opening in the third quarter of 2022.
The Lovettsville Co-op Market will be the only grocery co-op in Northern Virginia. It hopes to attract customers from around the metro area, and to build upon Lovettsville’s reputation as a small town destination for agri-tourism. The Co-op is actively recruiting members. To learn more about the Lovettsville Co-op’s plans or to become a member, visit www.lovettsvillegrocery.com. Follow LCM on Facebook and Instagram.