Just last week I was sharing with some co-workers how, even though it is one of the largest cities in the United States, the city of Detroit does not have one major supermarket within the city limits. It's hard to believe but it is true. As rough as the economy has been throughout the U.S. recently, there has arguably been no location greater hit than Detroit and the state of Michigan. The lack of a major chain grocery store is just one example of a much bigger problem.
Feeling the affects of the struggles of the auto industry, Michigan currently has the worst unemployment rate in the country. Without a major supermarket to do their shopping, residents of Detroit are forced to pay higher prices with lower selection at corner stores and markets.
Fortunately, Meijer, a popular grocery chain in the state, has plans to open a store at 8 Mile and Woodward. Hopefully this will help in triggering Detroit's resurgence and the state economy in Michigan.
Thanks to my friend, Dan, for the link to the story.