Ribbon-Cutting: Syracuse Cooperative Market Celebrates Grand Opening of Downtown Syracuse’s Only Full-Service Grocery Store

Syracuse, NY (April 29, 2021) – The Syracuse Cooperative Market has opened its second location, which will be downtown Syracuse’s only full-service grocery store. The Ribbon Cutting Celebration marking the Grand Opening featured remarks from Market Manager Jeremy DeChario, Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon, Allyn Foundation Executive Director Meg O’Connell, and other local dignitaries. The Syracuse Cooperative Market inside the Salt City Market, is located at 484 South Salina Street.

“We had a soft opening for our new location at the Salt City Market earlier this month. We have seen an outpouring of support from the community and we’re adding new members daily,” said Jeremy DeChario, Syracuse Cooperative Market general manager. “We believe this store will have a dramatic impact on the quality of life in downtown Syracuse – for downtown residents and for employees who work here. We want to make sure the entire community knows that everyone is welcome to shop here.”

Inside the Syracuse Cooperative Market photos by Michael Barletta @daylightbluemedia Ribbon cutting photos by Tajuana Cerutti

Grand Opening of Syracuse Cooperative Market

The grocery store’s first location opened in Westcott in 1972. While the Co-op is member owned and supported, it’s a common misconception that only members can shop there. The store is open to the public, but there are tremendous benefits to membership. This includes discounts and specials at the store, access to private events, eligibility to participate in committees and run for the Board of Directors, patronage dividends, and other advantages – all designed to help the community ensure the Co-op continues to meet our needs.

“This new location was actually 100% financed by our members, through the market’s member loan program. And we are now in our second offering phase of this program,” DeChario added. “Supporting a co-op allows community members to enjoy the benefits of whole, local, and organic foods; build a strong connection to the community; and take pride in directly impacting the local food economy.”

The Syracuse Cooperative Market sources its products from local CNY farms, which has a significant positive impact on the local economy and is still an affordable option for shoppers.

The grocery store is open 7 days a week, from 8 am to 9 pm, offering offer a full line of groceries, fresh produce, bulk foods, craft beer, prepared to-go foods, and more.

Parking: The Syracuse Cooperative Market offers limited off-street parking in the Salt City Market lot. Additional parking is available along South Salina Street.

For more information about the Syracuse Cooperative Market, visit https://syracuse.coop/.