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12-05-2012, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Brodie View Post
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.
Well, obviously it comes down to making money, but no doubt, companies don't want to put stores in areas where there's a risk of crime because it just cuts into their profits.

I never thought about any supermarket shortage in bad areas in cities in the States until I looked on it a little more just now, but apparently it's a real problem.

Anyway, about the arena: Agreed that Kimota's post is a total joke, especially since there's a lot of empty land west of the Fox that could be turned into something good.

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