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Follow-up on Grocery store information

  • Subject: [cg] Follow-up on Grocery store information
  • From: JillWUGS@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 11:43:11 EDT

Dear All- Last July, I put a request on the Listserve seeking information on 
financial incentives for preserving inner-city grocery stores. We were trying 
to advocate for incentives to rebuild our neighborhood grocery store- that 
served 2 inner city neighborhoods. With the information many of you provided, 
we used it to make a good defense for the incentives. We had a very 
supportive Mayor and Parks Commissioner at the time that championed it. They 
were very forward thinking and unfortunately lost in the Fall election. We 
owe them a great debt of gratitude. We also thank many of you across the 
country who provided much valuable information, esp. Dr. Kami Pothukuchi. The 
new Hy-Vee store on First Avenue opened yesterday- we will have many years of 
improved food access because of everyone's help. (We hope we can market some 
of our lacinato kale from our CG to the store.) Thanks to you all!-----jill 
jones, Wellington Urban Gardeners, Wellington Heights Neighborhood 
Association, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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