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Seeking Capital, Some Companies Turn to ‘Do-It-Yourself I.P.O.’s’

Mr. Ahmadi , the founder of People’s Grocery, a nonprofit focused on food justice issues, hoped to open a commercial grocery store that would offer fresh produce in West Oakland, Calif., a so-called food desert, meaning its 25,000 residents have few healthy food options
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West Oakland supermarket shops for funds

It takes Paula Beal roughly two hours to get to and from a supermarket on the bus. It’s not because she lives in a rural place far from shops and businesses. The 60-year-old lives in West Oakland. But it may as well be the middle of nowhere as far as a full-service grocery store
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grist

A grocery store for the people planned for West Oakland food desert
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San Francisco Business Times

Bay Area residents tapped to fund West Oakland grocery store
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FastCompany

Building A Grocery Store In A Food Desert, With Funding From The Community
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East Bay Express

A Grocery Store for West Oakland
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SFGate

People’s Grocery finally opening a grocery store in West Oakland
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