Posted by: MM | August 9, 2012

A Philadelphia food desert getting a new grocery

Developer Richard Soloff (left) and Council President Darrell L. Clarke…….. “Street,” he told the ex-mayor, “we’ve finally gotten our market.”

“Get out of here!” Street shot back.

Yes, that much grief and relief from two hardened political operatives. And all over a supermarket’s landing in what has been a Philadelphia food desert……..

Read the story of a new supermarket being constructed in a Philadelphia food desert, with support from Neighborhood Transformation Initiative. The new Bottom Dollar site is at 31st Street and Girard Avenue.  Story by Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer. Click here.


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