New grocery store opens in South Shore bringing an end to food desert

CHICAGO – Shoppers celebrated the opening of a new grocery store on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday.

A new supermarket may not seem like big news, but the opening of the store shuts down a food desert – that’s a place where there are no groceries to buy.

Hundreds turned out for the opening of the local market by Shop and Save, especially with employees handing out free groceries to the first 500 customers.

“It’s a blessing, my family came in, I’m meeting new customers, I feel good,” said Notrice Thigpen, cashier.

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