Neighborhood Unites To Open Fresh Food Grocery Store

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Talk about creating the change you want to see. A North Carolina neighborhood literally put their money where their mouth is and came together to open their very own grocery store after 15 years of being without one.

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Residents of their portion of this northeast Greensboro, North Carolina neighborhood used to buy their groceries from a local Winn-Dixie. But in 1998, despite being profitable, the store in the primarily black and lower-income community closed down due to the company re-positioning itself across the Southeast, according to Yes Magazine. The City of Greensboro said they attempted to find another grocery store willing to open in the area, but had no luck.