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Fruit Belt food co-op project gets state nod to move forward

Posted on AllSides May 26th, 2024
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A state agency has paved the way for the troubled African Heritage Food Co-op in the Fruit Belt after the loss of its nonprofit status and arrest of its executive director on weapons and drug charges during the past two years threatened to derail the project. Empire State Development, in a statement last week, said the board approved use of $3 million that Gov. Kathy Hochul offered to give the food co-op in June 2022, weeks after the May 14 Tops mass shooting, to help address the scarcity of grocery...

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