Common Ground Grocery

Common Ground Grocery

Bloomington, IL

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Common Ground Grocery is located in Downtown Bloomington IL. We celebrated our 41st year this past September, and have maintained local, female ownership throughout this time. While we intend for Common Ground to keep its nostalgic charm, there are many updates that could increase efficiency, appearance and ease of use. We are in heavy need of a new flooring, updated coolers and a more modern register/POS system (all of which are currently as old as the store). Times are difficult for our store as we are the last small, local grocery left in town. While many chain groceries open around us it can be difficult to compete with their bargain pricing and massive inventories. Never the less Common Ground offers something unbeatable, we are a community. This I’m sure sounds incredibly cheesy, but as someone who has grown up wondering the tight aisles with my parents - as have many of my co-workers- I truly believe in this. Our staff goes farther then provide one on one service to our customers - we know them. There isn’t a day that at work where we do not know several of our customers names, hear about the latest marching band competition or see new pictures of a grand-baby. Most of our staff has grown up shopping at Common Ground, one of which is our owner Lua Travis who grew up and carried on to work at the grocery for 8 years before buying it. I could go on. We hope that you will consider us. We are a fun bunch who care deeply for our little grocery and intend to fight to assure its survival.