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Community Foods Market finally breaks ground in West Oakland

Construction on West Oakland’s long-anticipated People’s Community Market is finally underway, following years of starts and stops.
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West Oakland’s Long-Awaited Community Market to Open This Fall

After years of planning and fundraising, West Oakland’s People’s Community Market has finally broken ground on its 14,000-square- foot space at 3103 Myrtle St. Now, however, it’s known as Community Foods Market, a name that founder Brahm Ahmadi says better aligns the grocery with its
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With Community Foods Market, West Oakland Gets a New Grocery Store

Years in the works, a full-service grocery store is finally being built in West Oakland. Community Foods Market, formerly called the People’s Community Market, broke ground last Friday and is slated to open in October.
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Long-awaited West Oakland grocery store bags financing, groundbreaking date

More than five years in the making, the project has raised nearly $1.7 million among 550 investors to bring a full-service grocery store to West Oakland, one of the East Bay’s largest food deserts.
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Community market to break ground in West Oakland

OAKLAND — A community-centered grocery store and cafe will break ground this month in West Oakland, where the store’s founders say is lacking options for fresh, healthy, affordable groceries.
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A Grocery Store In West Oakland’s Food Desert Finally Finds A Home

How about a new synonym for the word “persistence”: Brahm Ahmadi? Ahmadi recently closed on a 16,000-square-foot property to be the site of a full-service grocery store in the economically challenged area of West Oakland, CA CA +0.40%. But thanks to everything from trouble finding inv
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People’s Community Market Will Bring Fresh Food to West Oakland

It’s been a long journey for People’s Community Market and its founder Brahm Ahmadi. Over the span of almost a decade, the community organizer has been working toward opening a fresh food market in West Oakland, in a neighborhood almost completely bereft of healthy food op
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People’s Community Market finally secures West Oakland location

For over a decade, Brahm Ahmadi of the People’s Community Market has been attempting to create an oasis in West Oakland’s food desert, which according to Ahmadi has not had a full service grocery store since 2006.
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Dismantling Food Deserts in an Age of Speculation: People’s Community Market Purchases Site for West Oakland Grocery Store

Back in the fall of 2012, food activist Brahm Ahmadi stood in front of a packed room in East Oakland’s warehouse district and made a simple pitch: Would the assorted local business owners and community organizer types who had gathered consider investing in People’s Community Market, t
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Angel Investor Aids Quest to Build New West Oakland Grocery

West Oakland is one step closer to getting its first full-service grocery store in a decade. As KQED reported last year, Brahm Ahmadi has been trying to buy land since 2014 in West Oakland — a food desert that has also become a more expensive place to live than it used to be. Ahmadi’s
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