The Memphis City Council voted Tuesday to allow a grocery store feasibility study to take place here. The decision to fund the study comes after Kroger closed its stores in the Southgate shopping center on 3rd and at Lamar and Airways in Orange Mound last month. Consulting firm Socially Twisted will conduct the $18,500 study to determine the sustainability of a grocery store at these two locations. Councilman Edmund Ford Jr., who sponsored the resolution to fund the study, said as a result of the two Kroger stores closing, members of the community are forced to travel too far to go grocery shopping. “Every day that we don’t have a grocery store in those locations, you have individuals that have to walk, or find a ride, or...
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City Council Approves Grocery Store Feasibility Study