To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing in enthusiastic support of Chicago Market's plan to open a full-
service, community-owned cooperative grocery store on the North Side of
Chicago/in Uptown at the Wilson Red Line Stop on the CTA (the "Gerber
Building"). As an active community resident and member of (GROUP NAME) in
Uptown, I fully support Chicago Market's mission and vision. Having this local,
sustainable food co-op in our neighborhood will provide a tremendous benefit to
I believe the store's cooperative business model and promotion of local foods
support better health, a cleaner environment, and a sustainable local economy. I
believe Chicago Market will connect consumers with their food production in a
way that benefits both the community and our local economy.
Chicago Market will add dozens of jobs in Uptown. It will host educational
classes and workshops. It will be a vibrant community hub and a perfect match
for this revitalized building.
Chicago Market’s mission is to provide as much of the breadth, depth and variety
of Midwest food as is produced by the region's diverse farmers and local food
producers. It will provide farm-to- table transparency; educate the community;
and support sustainability and integrity in all areas, including environmental
stewardship, fair labor practices and cooperative principles. As it accomplishes
its mission, Chicago Market's success will mirror Uptown's rebirth.
I fully support Chicago Market and I believe it will infuse Uptown with a much-
needed economic boost, as well as adding richness and depth to our
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