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12-05-2012, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TTOMO View Post
I've read lots of things about Detroit (It's a city that I find interesting because of all the chaos and issues. Very intriguing place to learn about.), but one thing I learned yesterday that was pretty nuts is that there are no chain grocery stores in the city itself. All the Krogers, Meijers, Walmarts, Targets or whatever else are completely in the suburbs because they don't want to deal with the dangers of Detroit. It's mindblowing. That doesn't just happen in any city.
If you think that's really down to "danger" you need to do some reading. Grocery stores are conspicuously absent in most severely low income areas, and they often move out long before the violence moves in.

And it's soon to be untrue, as Whole Foods is opening two locations in the city soon. I believe Meijer is, as well.

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