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Apple Street Market

Apple Street Market (short-n-sweet)…..

The Apple Street Market will be a full service grocery store located in the former Save-A-Lot building in Northside (4145 Apple St.).  Affordable fresh produce, assorted deli items, quality meats and dairy, and a variety of foods will be available. This new grocery will be a place where everyone feels welcome —owned by its workers and the community. Apple Street Market will eventually be one of a network of neighborhood groceries in low food access areas.

Our Vision: This business will eventually be one of a family of neighborhood groceries — all committed to creating an affordable, innovative grocery option, along with providing family sustaining job opportunities.

Start-up Process:  The launch of this grocery is being guided by the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative (CUCI). CUCI is a non-profit organization that partners with organizations and individuals to create worker-owned businesses and support business models that focus on building an economy that works for all.

Multi-Stakeholder Cooperative:  This business model brings together two groups: Community Owners and Worker Owners in a democratic way, for the benefit of both. Community gets a stable business that is more responsive to their wants and needs that won’t abandoned the neighborhood. Workers get training in business best practices, more input in business decisions and workplace environment and more equitable wages.


  • Progress towards opening a grocery for our communities

    Apple Street Market Co-op building design - click to enlarge

    We completed a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment last fall, had the drain lines augered and jetted this winter, and have contracted with Heapy Engineering to provide engineering plans for Apple Street Market’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.

Apple Street in the News

Check out all the Press for Apple Street Market!




City Beat’s article about Clifton Market mentions Apple Street Market (5/13/15):



Some Apple Street love in the Northsider (March 2015):



City Beat’s write-up of the Littlefield mentions its March “Apple Street Coop-tail” fundraiser (3/25/15):



Apple Street was featured as a highlight in the ‘Lettuce Eat Well Farmer’s Market” Newsletter (3/13/15):



Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) discusses Apple Street Market here (1/15/15):



Cincinnati Business Courier did a nice write-up about Apple Street Market here (12/31/14):



Casey Whitten-Amadon discusses Apple Street’s efforts in the Northsider (12/14):



An Apple Street Update in the Northsider (11/8/14):



A nice little write-up about food deserts and how Apple Street Market plans to address them (11/4/14):



Apple Street Market’s 50/50 Fundraiser with PAR Projects is mentioned here (9/22/14):



Soap Box Media did a nice write up about Apple Street Market here (9/21/14):



The Northsider did a nice write up about Apple Street here (8/17/14):


Apple Street’s Parking Lot party reported here: (7/17/14)




Apple Street’ Market’s Kristen Barker on Local 12 “Newsmakers”: (starts at 17:32)



David Richins produced a video to tell The Apple Street Story:



Apple Street at the Cincinnati Neighborhood Summit: (starts at 16:24)






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