Clifton Market

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Clifton Market, a co-op store owned by shareholders who paid $200 a share, opened in January on the site of the former Keller’s IGA. Since then it’s struggled financially. 

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From colorful arrays of fresh produce to artisan deli options, Clifton Market is a solid grocery addition to the Clifton area. 

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Construction continues on a co-op grocery store in Clifton. Backers of the Clifton Market provided an update Tuesday morning.

Andre Hyland

The weekend after Independence Day, writer-director Andre Hyland will screen his "The 4th" comedy movie Saturday as a Clifton Market fund-raiser Saturday.

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Clifton Market is expected to open by the end of September. The co-op grocery store has raised $5.6 million and board president Adam Hyland says construction is underway.

  A group working to establish a co-op grocery store in Clifton announced last week that it had signed an agreement to purchase the old Keller’s IGA building at 319 Ludlow Ave. Now the group is working towards raising the funds needed to open the Clifton Market

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Clifton has been without a supermarket since January 2011, when Kellers IGA closed. Another supermarket operator bought the building on Ludlow Avenue, but wasn't able to open a store there.  So for the last year, community advocates have been raising money to start a cooperative market.

A cooperative market is owned by many individuals who typically have a say in how the business is run.