Anyone who has tried to navigate the parking lot at the Wedge on a Saturday afternoon has experienced the living definition of clusterfuck. But the reason the parking lot is such a disaster is because people love this neighborhood landmark, as its continuing growth attests. The co-op was founded in 1974 and moved to its current location in 1979; it expanded twice in the '90s and is currently undergoing major renovations. It's easy to take the co-op's influence for granted. Organic is mainstream now, and all major grocery stores have a bulk section. But it wasn't always that way, and the Wedge was a pioneer in providing shoppers with local, sustainable, fair-trade products. The building that houses the Wedge has undergone many changes, but the founding principles of the co-op have not.