West Louisville grocery store opens; Yarmuth says the need was great

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by WHAS11

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Posted on June 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jun 12 at 5:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Local lawmakers pushed grocery carts to cut the ribbon at First Choice Market on Wilson Avenue.

The store will provide easy access to a wide-selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, a deli counter and bakery.

It'll be managed by local, independent grocery operator ValuMarket.

Congressman John Yarmuth says the need was great for a store like this in west Louisville.

“According to the USDA, more than half the people in this neighborhood don't have regular access to a grocery store,” John Yarmuth, 3rd District Ky. Congressman, said.

The store is open from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week. It was funded with federal stimulus dollars and metro government loans.
 

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