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Chicago Wants to Be The First Major U.S. City to Run a Grocery Store

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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Chicago aims to open a municipally-owned grocery store to fill food “deserts” on the city’s South and West sides. The proposal could make the Windy City — known for densely-populated areas in which fresh groceries are hard to find — the first major urban area in the nation to own and operate its own supermarket. According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly two in three residents, or 63.5%, in West Englewood and 52% of residents in East Garfield Park — both on the South Side — live...

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