Germantown: Lack of Supermarkets Causing Concern in Community

Germantown: Lack of Supermarkets Causing Concern in Community

Recent grocery chain corporate restructuring has not only affected sales and store performance, it has created a food desert of sorts in Germantown where two grocery stores recently shut their doors. “We’re suffering greatly,” the Rev. Chester Williams, president of the Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club, said. “The neighbors are hurting from the closings of Pathmark and Bottom […]

 

Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall

Mantua: Residents Seek Stronger Communication with City Hall

Redevelopment, providing accessible fresh food and strengthening communication between politicians and their constituents are all priorities that Mantuans are talking about in regards to the upcoming mayoral election. “I think we had a lot of stuff on the backburner for years and those smaller things are becoming boulders,” said Mantua Civic Association president De’Wayne Drummond. “So […]

 

Mantua: Nothing but Empty Promises?

Mantua: Nothing but Empty Promises?

Despite all of the talk about Mantua’s designation as a federal Promise Zone, one of the main facets missing currently are plans and progress. Katherine Loxley, one of the remaining residents living on the property of a proposed supermarket is not happy about how the city has acquired her and her former neighbors’ land through eminent […]

 

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Mantua: “Promising” a Supermarket in Mantua

Twenty two years ago, Mantua’s only grocery store, located on 34th Street, burned to the ground. Since then, the neighborhood has never had a grocery store to call its own, forcing those living there to take two bus lines to two different supermarkets on Columbus Boulevard or to the more expensive option of shopping at […]

 By Jenny Hong and Nicole Sattler

Olney: Bottom Dollar Food Grand Opening

Olney: Bottom Dollar Food Grand Opening

After months of construction, Bottom Dollar Food, a discount grocery chain supermarket, is finally open to the public. Located on 6119 N. Broad St., customers were lined up outside throughout the parking lot to get their chance to shop for low priced quality food. All of the shopping carts were taken. “It’s almost like Black […]