What Really Happens When Dollar Stores Replace Grocers | Mashed

June 21, 2022
  • D.C. Policy Center
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On June 21, 2022, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Food access in D.C is deeply connected to poverty and transportation, was cited by Mashed:

The Anacostia River branches off the Potomac just two miles due south of the U.S. Capitol building near the Nationals baseball stadium, running through Washington, D.C. past the National Arboretum, and into Maryland. Across the 11th Street bridge is a low-income and predominantly-Black neighborhood (per Statistical Atlas) which, on a map published by the D.C. Policy Center, is lit up with blue dots, each marking a bodega or corner store. The area contains only two full-service grocers — which, as the map shows, are abundant and accessible everywhere north and west of the river.

Read more: What Really Happens When Dollar Stores Replace Grocers | Mashed

Related: Food access in D.C is deeply connected to poverty and transportation | D.C. Policy Center

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