This is really good for the community, and a great example of private enterprise filling a community need with a little help from local government to get started. A woman has started a small chain of affordable health food convenience stores in poor neighborhoods of the Seattle area.

Her model is the old-fashioned corner store, before they all became convenience stores. And she says the economics pencil out, because of the low overhead on a store thats one-tenth the size of a typical grocery store.

Read this article for more:

http://www.kplu.org/post/trial-mini-grocery-brings-fresh-food-poor-neighborhoods

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