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Why don’t supermarkets open stores in West Oakland?

There are many complex factors behind why supermarkets can’t or won’t open stores in lower-income urban areas. A few of the main reasons are: Higher development costs in densely populated urban areas where there is limited land availability for building larger supermarkets. One study
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Has a site been selected?

We conducted extensive study of the West Oakland trade area and identified the areas within the community that are most optimal for a retail store location. We paid special attention to criteria such as high population density, accessibility by walking and public transportation, high
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When do you anticipate opening the store?

We secured a location for our store in March 2016. We are now working on the next key objectives: securing government approvals/permits and a commercial loan. The timeline for completing these objectives is a bit uncertain as there are many variables affecting each process including h
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What is the current status of the project?

People’s Community Market is a startup business that is currently in its pre-development phase. We have undertaken a thorough planning process and have assembled a seasoned leadership team. We have raised over $1.2M in working capital through a public stock offering in which over 400
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What is the relationship between People’s Community Market and People’s Grocery?

People’s Grocery is a non-profit that was founded in 2002 and has operated numerous food projects (including the Mobile Market and the Grub Box), urban gardens and nutrition education programs in West Oakland. Peoples Community Market (PCM) is a for-profit business that is working to
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