The Columbus Food Co-op Is Closed

**** The “Meeting of Creditors” date has changed ****

Please see this post for additional information.


On Friday, January 11, 2019, the Co-op filed for bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana. Our case is identified as follows:

Case Name:  Columbus Cooperative Grocery and Market, Inc.
Case Number: 19-00174-RLM-7

A trustee has been assigned to our case by the court. The trustee will handle all details of the bankruptcy proceeding from this point forward, including communication to owners.

Additional details about the bankruptcy filing can be found here:

****  Has your address or contact information changed? ****

We are required to submit a complete list of our owners to the bankruptcy court.  In order to ensure you receive communications related to the process, please update your contact information on our new Change of Address Form .


On September 17, 2018, the Columbus Food Co-op Board of Directors voted to close the Co-op.  Additional background information on the decision process can be found on the Future Direction page.

Weekly status updates and other announcements will be published in the Co-op Blog.

Answers to common questions will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

We invite your comments and questions.  Please leave a reply below or use the Contact Us form.

3 thoughts on “The Columbus Food Co-op Is Closed

  1. Francis O. Jenkins I received bankruptcy claim for 3090D. Case 19-00174-RLM-7A for the Coop is closed. The form states that if you are a secured creditor you retain collateral rights regardless of whether they file a claim.

    Am I considered a secured creditor?

    The government system did not allow a claim to be filed because the case is closed.

    Thank you Petej…..


    1. Hi Pete,
      I just checked the court web site and was able to start a claim. It doesn’t appear to me that the case shows closed. For the question “are you a secured creditor”, I’d suggest you send an email to our attorney, Meredith Theisen. I’m not qualified to answer that question and we’ve been advised to direct all questions to her. Meredith’s email address is .
      Mike Johnston


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