Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Walgreens Tries to Convert Colorado "Food Desert" to "Food Oasis"

Walgreens will offer a selection of fresh food at the drugstore it is building at East 35th Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, helping bring relief to a neighborhood that Denver officials have identified as a "food desert." Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks said that area of northeast Denver has only one grocery store to serve 55,000 residents. That stretch of Colorado is lined with fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and gas stations — but no grocery stores.
Walgreen Co. spokesman Robert Elfinger said Monday that the Denver store is part of the retail drug chain's commitment to build or convert at least 1,000 facilities into "food oasis" stores across the country by 2016.

For the rest of the story, go to The Denver Post

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