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  • Brian Vanneman

The Local Grocer — A Building Block for Great Neighborhoods

For city dwellers, the ability to walk to get a bouquet of flowers, quart of milk, dozen eggs, or bottle of wine is a make-it-or-break-it measure of livability. Residents of great cities around the world have long taken for granted that good food and groceries will be within easy walking distance. Yet in the last two decades, as thousands of Americans relocated to downtowns across the country, grocers have struggled to keep up. Many urban residents have to get in their cars to drive—sometimes for miles—just to purchase produce and basic convenience goods. Why? That’s the topic of a recent article co-written by Leland Consulting Group’s Brian Vanneman. Read it here.

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