Kansas City Subsidizes Grocery Store To Fight South Side Food Desert

This is likely a good investment but an important warning . . . Essential industries aren't seeing a path to profitability in local neighborhoods and demand taxpayer cash . . . Better, safer communities don't have to help a place with a built in profit model. 

Here's a more optimistic take . . .

The market will be funded through a $1.375 million tax redirection over 10 years through the city of Kansas City. But, it still awaits official approval at this time.

The store's new managers also say they will have to re-construct and re-design the building once the ordinance is approved. The current hopes are for the store to be opens for business by the start of 2024.

The move is anticipated to create more than 80 new jobs at an average income of $17+ per hour.

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New grocery store at the Red Bridge Shopping Center could solve south Kansas City's food desert

South Kansas City could soon have a new grocery store, solving a food desert in the area. Community leaders say residents currently have to travel upwards of 20 minutes to secure fresh food.

Red Bridge Farm Fresh Market could open in south KC addressing food desert

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - A new grocer is taking over the former Red Bridge Shopping Center's Sun Fresh store which closed earlier this year. The new, affordable "Red Bridge Farm Fresh Market" in south Kansas City is combating a food desert while also creating more than 80 minimum-wage jobs.

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