Hats off to an excellent and balanced article in the Lost Coast Outpost by the illustrious Ryan Burns. Now we are getting the topic honestly discussed. Of course every Tom, Dick and Harry has an opinion, but of great interest and value were the perspectives of competitors, particularly that of Aaron, who runs the show up at Wildberries. Aaron agreed that the installation of a delicatessen in the Eureka Coop store was a good idea for increasing business, as it did for them at the top of G Street. What the journalist, kindly, did not include, of course, is the obvious question of why the remodel would take three years and run up such high costs, ( Five Million was budgeted!) with the only result being the necessity of firing the employees – which were hired and trained before a construction loan was obtained. And now the CEO believes we, the members, should purchase more C Shares to cover current operating needs..? Possibly, of course we love our Coop, but logic would dictate that he clear the monkeys from the wheelhouse first. Why hasn’t this been done..? There is intrigue at the bottom of that question, but we do not promulgate hearsay. Every number and event mentioned on this site already exists in black and white for he or she who digs. The author has a 45 year perspective and, in the past, has dedicated alot of unpaid time to this organization. We are not trying to sink the ship we are trying to save it.