Backed by almost 50 years of history as a cherished Lincoln grocery co-op, Open Harvest recently announced plans for a new Telegraph District location.
As a way to overcome limited space, aging equipment, and an expired lease that could not be renewed, this relocation will provide the foundation for an exciting path forward for Open Harvest. It will help the established grocery co-op thrive for the next generation of Lincoln’s community-minded shoppers.
What makes us unique is that while there are other grocery stores locally owned, we’re the only one in Lincoln that’s legitimately owned by the Lincoln community. This Telegraph District location will give us a bigger space to deliver more to our community.
General Manager of Open Harvest
The Open Harvest Grocery Co-op is so much more than a grocery store. It is a place where community and sustainability come together in a very powerful way. This community-centric culture dates back to 1971 when 10 Lincoln households came together, united in their concern with the lack of access to natural and local foods. As time went on, the buying club evolved into a cooperative and moved into its first brick and mortar location in 1975. Open Harvest was officially born. Today, with its roots planted firmly in the soil of community, the Co-op thrives alongside its 2,300+ Member Owners.
Developed as a new community just south of downtown Lincoln, the Telegraph District blends hundreds of premium residential and commercial spaces to form a thriving area for anyone looking for new opportunities. The innovative spirit of the district is connected to the history of the Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Company, which established a foundation in this area in 1903 and created new possibilities for everyone who made this special pocket of Lincoln part of their journey.