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R1 Success Story: City Market - South End (Onion River Co-op), Burlington, VT

A former industrial site in Burlington, Vermont has been redeveloped into a state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable supermarket in Burlington's South End.

Onion River Co-op (Co-op), a consumer cooperative with over 13,500 members, had a vision of supplying wholesome local, organic and conventional foods to the community while also operating in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Located on the corner of Flynn Avenue and Briggs Street, the vacant Vermont Rail Systems property was ideally located for the market, but the industrial legacy of the site meant that brownfields issues would first need to be addressed.

Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about City Market - South End (Onion River Co-op), Burlington, Vermont.

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