Ozark Natural Foods to Pay Off Mortgage

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 2:37 a.m.

Jeff Alvine, staff member at the Ozark Natural Foods in Fayetteville, puts out fresh fruit Wednesday afternoon. Ozark Natural Foods announced in a news conference Wednesday afternoon they will pay off the building loan early in an effort to save money. The decision to pay off the loan early was debated for the past 16 months among the owners.

Ozark Natural Foods will soon own its building after the cooperative’s board voted to pay $1.5 million remaining on the mortgage.

At A Glance

Ozark Natural Foods

Ozark Natural Foods opened in 1971 and was incorporated in 1974. It began in one of the original owners’ living room and moved several times before finding a home in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Center in fall 2000. Anyone can shop at the store. Shoppers can become owners by paying a $20 annual fee.

Source: Staff Report

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