Downtown needs more grocery stores

We have all these new grocery stores opening in Asheville, yet we have NO grocery stores for the residents in the downtown business district. The French Broad Food Co-Op and Amazing Savings [recently renamed Hopey & Co.] are too far to walk and too close to drive and find parking. This affect’s Battery Park Residents, Vanderbilt Apartments, 60 Haywood, 39 Castanea, 21 Haywood, Kress Condo’s, S&W Condo’s … shall I continue?

We pay the highest taxes and parking fees and get the least services.

— Paul Monitto

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  1. parrish

    Couldn’t agree with you more. And now that the bus doesn’t go into the parking lot, can’t get to Earth Fare either. Thank goodness for the small market in the Grove Arcade.

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