'Nothing to eat' in Detroit

"Sure, there's other grocery stores, but try finding something to eat in there," said the 34-year-old skin care specialist. "You can't buy quality food in the city anymore."

The lack of major grocery stores has long been a quality-of-life problem in Detroit and one reason some families don't want to live in the city. Now, however, the situation is getting worse as the last two Farmer Jack stores in the city prepare to close by Saturday.

Globalisation critics, Detroit is the place to be: the only major American city without a national chain supermarket (hat tip: Peter Klein). I'm wondering why the residents aren't that excited.

by datacharmer | Wednesday, July 11, 2007
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