Gaslight District will soon be getting a new grocery store.
co-owner of Clifton Natural Foods, Bob Craig, said he is moving because his
current location is going the way of the wrecking ball.
people that own this building are selling it after all these years and there's
going to be a development in here so this building will be coming down," Craig explained.
a year of searching, Clifton Natural Foods found a new location on Ludlow
Avenue, which Craig predicts will be
good for the store and the neighborhood.
feels like more of a community down there and I think that's what we are. More
of a community grocery store and that's what we're going to strive to be down
there. We're really going to try to listen to the community and bring them what
like Williams Andrews agree that the grocery has a close-knit feeling.
more of a family like environment. You can come here and everybody takes care
move is a big deal because the Gaslight District does not have a grocery store,
and residents are looking forward to having more fresh food options in the
means a lot. You know, IGA shut down. You know, it means a lot that we just
walk down the street and get what we need the essentials." Kellen
Reeves, who lives a few blocks from the store's new location, said.
local businesses are hopeful that the grocery will benefit them as well.
"It's going to mean a lot for the other
businesses here. It's going to generate a lot of foot traffic and we're all
excited about it," said Ludlow Wines owner Mike Anagnostou.
health foods, the store carries the staples like bread, milk, eggs and produce.
"It's actually going to be a little bit closer
to me so I'm not too upset about it," said Chandler Stevens, a loyal customer planning
to still shop there after the move.
all goes as planned Clifton Natural Foods will open at its new location in
early May. Meanwhile, the long awaited renovation of the Clifton IGA store
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
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