A group of residents from the Stapleton neighborhood announced plans to open a community-owned natural grocery store in Aurora’s Westlerly Creek Village development.

Plans are underway for a 10,000-square-foot co-op called Nourish Community Market that will be on the ground-floor of a new mixed-used development, The Heights of Westerly Creek, at 2352 Dallas St.

Co-op grocery stores were popular in the 1970s. But the last one in metro Denver, the Common Market, closed in the 1980s, said Kim Soko Schaefer, spokeswoman for the co-op.

Meanwhile the rise of natural food grocery store chains began. But when the group of Stapleton neighborhood residents approached Whole Foods, Sprouts and other natural food grocers for a store in their neck of the woods, they were told there were no plans to open stores in that area, Soko Schaefer said.

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