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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 12:19 PM
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24. It's actually a similar concept to the way stores work in smaller countries.
Instead of large "grocery stores", you have a collection of small booths selling everything you need. Need fish? Go to the fish vendor. Need vegetables? Got three booths selling those. Toothpaste? There will be someone selling dry goods somewhere.

They just took the concept, moved it into a modern building, and added communal shopping carts.
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  -Community protests Kroger closing The Northerner  Apr-21-10 10:49 AM   #0 
  - i understand the senitment, but if the store can't make money, hard to keep it open.  dionysus   Apr-21-10 11:05 AM   #1 
  - Subsidized ??  jdlh8894   Apr-21-10 11:15 AM   #4 
     - well, thats the question. you can't force a store that's losing money to stay open.  dionysus   Apr-21-10 11:33 AM   #8 
        - Ever heard of WIC? Food stamps?  jdlh8894   Apr-21-10 11:45 AM   #11 
           - Sure do  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:51 AM   #15 
           - I doubt it is as much as you think  NoNothing   Apr-21-10 12:23 PM   #25 
           - Those are not subsidies for stores  ProgressiveProfessor   Apr-21-10 03:09 PM   #27 
              - I agree,  jdlh8894   Apr-21-10 03:34 PM   #28 
  - Let them eat fastfood!  Newest Reality   Apr-21-10 11:12 AM   #2 
  - Interesting question  NoNothing   Apr-21-10 11:13 AM   #3 
  - Good question  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:22 AM   #6 
     - But we have food assistance  NoNothing   Apr-21-10 11:41 AM   #10 
        - Have you seen  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:46 AM   #12 
        - Food stamps are not designed to cover 100% of food needs  NoNothing   Apr-21-10 12:06 PM   #20 
        - Time is another issue  supernova   Apr-21-10 11:48 AM   #13 
        - My point is  NoNothing   Apr-21-10 12:02 PM   #18 
           - Used to be called Home Economics  supernova   Apr-21-10 03:54 PM   #30 
        - The problem doesn't only occur in poor areas.  ipaint   Apr-21-10 12:50 PM   #26 
  - Any interest in community gardens or  supernova   Apr-21-10 11:21 AM   #5 
  - I'd support a community garden  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:24 AM   #7 
     - That's another problem  supernova   Apr-21-10 11:41 AM   #9 
        - I wouldn't say it's yuppie behavior  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 11:49 AM   #14 
           - It's a problem of scale.  Xithras   Apr-21-10 12:02 PM   #17 
           - Yep NT  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 12:06 PM   #19 
           - Not sure where you get  jdlh8894   Apr-21-10 12:14 PM   #23 
              - Nope.  Xithras   Apr-21-10 03:53 PM   #29 
           - Local farmer or Walmart?  NoNothing   Apr-21-10 12:08 PM   #22 
  - The solution was in the last line of the article.  Xithras   Apr-21-10 11:59 AM   #16 
     - I was thinking that too, a community grocery store  SocialistLez   Apr-21-10 12:08 PM   #21 
        - It's actually a similar concept to the way stores work in smaller countries.  Xithras   Apr-21-10 12:19 PM   #24 
 

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