ELKINS PARK The Creekside Co-op received a boost this month with a grant from the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority.
The redevelopment authority will provide $151,500 to the co-op, a member-owned community grocery store in Elkins Park. Its opening in 2012 was touted as an opportunity to anchor the revitalization of downtown Elkins Park, but revenue lagged expenses after it opened.
The county commissioners unanimously approved the grant at their Dec. 17 meeting.
At the meeting, Commissioner Josh Shapiro praised the co-op's efforts to provide local food and support the community. In addition to selling local and organic food, the store trains high school students in work skills and supports the Cheltenham Little League, soccer, Jenkintown Art Festival, and other organizations.
- Laura McCrystal