Richmond’s lack of food scene

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/news/2011/aug/01/tdmain01-richmond-creates-task-force-to-increase-a-ar-1209495/

Let’s hope that this group is able to create real and implementable plans that the city government will support!

A usually undiscussed issue ’round these parts is the lack of groceries to substantial areas of the city. There are many sections of the city in which a trip to the grocery store requires planning. I own multiple vehicles, and getting to a grocery store requires planning on what time of day to go, as the one store in the city that is within a 5 mile radius is impossible to use. Anyone familiar with Kroger on Broad (near VCU) will know it’s always overcrowded and a parking spot is a commodity. Usually, I just drive the extra miles to use a store outside the city limits. Here, there is no such thing as a quick trip to the store, and for those with limited means of transportation, the trips and fresh fare options dwindle.

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