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Market demand in the East End

08/10/2010 7:41 PM by

Style Weekly this week gives the cover to the need for a grocery store at 25th and Nine Mile:

The effort to bring a grocery store to 25th and Nine Mile offers a case study in inner-city redevelopment: In the economically distressed corridor, retail development offers perhaps the greatest opportunity for revival. Low-barrier grocery jobs — such as clerks, stockers, baggers — offer potential employment to the unemployed. In addition to bringing much-needed everyday staples, such as milk, bread, meats and canned goods, grocery stores also serve as important community gathering places.

Overall, the article is very solid. My complaint is that it seems to paint the entire area as low income.

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