[caption id="" align="alignright" width="190" caption="Former Stewart's in Philmont. Photo from Philmont Beautification."]
[/caption]John Mason in the Register-Star reports
a co-op grocery store and cafe will move into the space in downtown Philmont where Stewart’s just left
. A community open house with a power-point presentation will explain what a co-op is and how this one on Main St. in Philmont will work, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at 116 Main St., led by Philmont Beautification
Executive Director Sally Baker, who is spearheading the effort. “The store will be owned by the people and run by the people,” Baker told the Register-Star. While this will be a small store, Hannaford plans new stores in New Lebanon and Livingston
, and another large supermarket is in the planning stages in Cairo.