Common Ground Food Co-Op

★★★☆☆
  • 300 S Broadway Ave

    Urbana, IL 61801

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  • 217-352-3347

About Common Ground Food Co-Op

Hours
Daily 7am-10pm
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We had long been visiting the co-op before their new opening at Lincoln Square, and they have shown a great improvement with their floor plan, colors, layout of shelfs and decorations, making the store more attractive. They specialize in organic produce and organic. natural products.

Although the store manager is friendly, they don't refill products very quickly once they go out, and they are having more and more paranoid workers who are almost harassing in their way of staring or keeping an eye on loyal customers who are providing them with business. In addition, they have really high prices.

You can get the *same organic produce and products next door at Schnucks for a fraction of the price. They try to reel customers in with their member discounts, which are minimal and negligible.

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★★☆☆☆

We had long been visiting the co-op before their new opening at Lincoln Square, and they have shown a great improvement with their floor plan, colors, layout of shelfs and decorations, making the store more attractive. They specialize in organic produce and organic. natural products.

Although the store manager is friendly, they don't refill products very quickly once they go out, and they are having more and more paranoid workers who are almost harassing in their way of staring or keeping an eye on loyal customers who are providing them with business. In addition, they have really high prices.

You can get the *same organic produce and products next door at Schnucks for a fraction of the price. They try to reel customers in with their member discounts, which are minimal and negligible.

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**UPDATE** Their new location is just about the nicest health food grocery I've been to! It's clean, well-lit, doesn't smell too much like hippies and if I lived in Urbana it would be just as convenient as a grocery store.

I was a member in college and was not overly impressed with their staff (made up of members) or their selection. But it has since been improved, with a larger floor plan, greater variety of foods and both fresh and boxed/canned. Even with these improvements though, if you can't find the time in your week to volunteer there to get a discount, most of these items can be found at other stores around town for the same price or less. In college, it was not difficult to pop over, work a few hours and pick up my groceries, but working full-time and with everything else that goes on in life, I don't have the time. For hardcore organic/vegans, this is a good place to shop, but for the average person who needs a few items a week to complete their menus, just pick them up at the grocery store.

PROS: Good deal if you can fit work hours into your schedule
CONS: Not as convenient as health section at supermarket

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★★★★☆

**UPDATE** Their new location is just about the nicest health food grocery I've been to! It's clean, well-lit, doesn't smell too much like hippies and if I lived in Urbana it would be just as convenient as a grocery store.

I was a member in college and was not overly impressed with their staff (made up of members) or their selection. But it has since been improved, with a larger floor plan, greater variety of foods and both fresh and boxed/canned. Even with these improvements though, if you can't find the time in your week to volunteer there to get a discount, most of these items can be found at other stores around town for the same price or less. In college, it was not difficult to pop over, work a few hours and pick up my groceries, but working full-time and with everything else that goes on in life, I don't have the time. For hardcore organic/vegans, this is a good place to shop, but for the average person who needs a few items a week to complete their menus, just pick them up at the grocery store.

PROS: Good deal if you can fit work hours into your schedule
CONS: Not as convenient as health section at supermarket

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