ST. LOUIS — For the first time since 1968, a new grocery store opened in north St. Louis.
Green Leaf Grocery store opened its doors to the public for the first time Monday morning for a soft opening. The grand opening will be on April 13.
“By bringing affordable, fresh quality foods to the community we are able to serve a wide range of everybody from the people who have lived here for ages,” said Jessica Murray of Green Leaf Grocery.
The farm to table grocery store wants to help make the community healthier by providing better food options.
“I feel like [a grocery store with healthy food options] is something that St. Louis lacks,” employee Tyron Betts said.
The Schnucks at Natural Bridge & Union was built in 1998. So it seems very strange that multiple news outlets have reported that the McKee grocery store opening soon is the first grocery built in north St. Louis “since 1968.”— Scott Ogilvie (@ScottOgilvieSTL) April 1, 2019
FYI, the definition of a food desert. “an urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food.— Virvus Jones (@VirvusJ) April 2, 2019
"many poor people live in food deserts—where they have plenty of food but none of it healthy"