There's a new push for a grocery store co-op in downtown Hamilton.
Under a co-op, consumers buy memberships and have voting power in the store’s operation.
A group of residents have formed a group called the Mustard Seed.
They say they envision a small urban store that sells local and organic food along with basic grocery staples.
They'd like to take advantage of a proposed city incentive giving 650 thousand dollars to a group that sets up a food store in the core.
There are already established co-ops in Toronto, London and Buffalo.