Food Desert No Longer: South Shore’s Local Market Opens As Hundreds Of Residents Celebrate

After six years of waiting, South Shore finally has a full-service grocery store in its new Local Market, which brings fresh produce, ready-made foods and packaged goods to the neighborhood.

SOUTH SHORE — Nearly six years to the day after Dominick’s closed for good, the Local Market in Jeffery Plaza opened for business in the same spot Wednesday morning.

A wide variety of fresh produce, desperately needed in the former food desert, is the first thing customers see upon entering. Nearby, a large hot foods section with pasta, chicken and other ready-made meals rivals that of the Whole Foods in Hyde Park.

From packaged goods to fresh meats and seafood, it all adds up to something South Shore hasn’t had in more than half a decade: A full-service grocery store.

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