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Keweenaw Co-op expanding into new facility

HANCOCK, MI— A former car dealership in Hancock is going to be the new site of the Keweenaw Co-op Market and Deli, thanks to a state grant.

$1.4 million has been awarded to Keweenaw Cooperative, Inc. through the Michigan Community Revitalization Program. The site will provide healthy food options in what is considered a “food desert.”

The project includes a 4,728 square-foot addition to the building, allowing space for a full deli, indoor and outdoor seating, fresh produce, meat, dairy, frozen foods, and packaged groceries. The project is expected to generate a total capital investment of $7.6 million, create 11 full-time jobs, and retain 28 jobs.

The City of Hancock is supporting the project with two Downtown Development Authority façade grants totaling $20,000 and water main and infrastructure upgrades valued at $15,000.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.