Monday, November 20, 2006
The lack of grocery options seems to be the biggest complaint of urbanites. With Giant at 9th and O (for now . . .) and Whole Foods at 14th and P, we're not exactly starved for grocery options. Nonetheless, I am envious of Carboro, North Carolina and its Weaver Street Market. Weaver Street Market is a cooperative grocery store that promotes "environmental protection, social equity and economic prosperity." Not only is it a source for healthy eating, it is also a source of community pride, a gathering spot and a symbol of the diverse community surrounding it. Such a place does not open overnight, as demonstrated by our neighbors to the east who have been working on the idea for several years already. Wouldn't it be great to have such a place in Shaw?
PHOTO CREDIT: Cool Town Studios, photo collage of Weaver Street Market available here.
Posted by Shaw Rez at 2:05 PM