On May 10, Gossips announced with jubilation that the year-long wait for Acres Co-op Market to open was soon to be over. The co-op board had a memorandum of understanding with Nick and Carrie Haddad to lease the retail space and warehouse space at 217 Warren Street, and they were anticipating signing a lease in 45 days, with the hope of opening the co-op before the summer was out. But now, sadly, none of that is going to happen.
Gossips has received word that the food co-op has had a change in plans. The co-op board decided that they needed to have a stronger organizational and financial foundation before they could take on the long-term commitment of a lease. So it seems Hudson will remain a food desert for a while longer.
But take heart, hungry Hudsonians. There is still the Hudson Farmers' Market, which is here now, every Saturday, and the possibility of Filli's Fresh Market on the horizon.