Florida town opened a government grocery store to end its food desert

Florida town opened a government grocery store to end its food desert

Mayor Sean Lynch of Baldwin in Florida opened a market run by the local government to help limit the community’s reliance on fast food and dollar stores after the only grocery store closed. The town council had hoped to take in $3,500 a day, and sales have routinely exceeded that, as per reports. About 1,600 people, the equivalent of the town’s population, stopped in during opening weekend.

KCooper
KCooper
Minor_Complex
Minor_Complex 7 months

Absolutely nothing wrong with government intervening on behalf of the welfare of the citizens. Obviously if there are no grocery stores in an area then steps should be taken to provide for the taxpayers. HOWEVER, shareholders and private individuals will always respond to the needs of the consumer better than governments. Also boingboing reads like some hysterical teenager blog.

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