"It depends!" With a co-op run by us, the Co-op members, we will need to raise the money ourselves! Membership equity contributions will provide some of the capital needed to open a store, in addition to loans and grants. The faster we raise the money, the sooner we open. Of course, along the way we will have to find a great location, hire a general manager and fulfill a number of other critical steps - so get involved! There is a lot to do!