Updated 09/04/13 – 12:42 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — As part of the city’s strategy to eliminate so-called “food deserts” in Chicago, City Hall has reached an agreement with Whole Foods to bring an 18,000-square-foot grocery store in the Englewood neighborhood.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the store will be part of a 13-acre development at 63rd and Halsted streets, and will offer fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat in a community that desperately needs it.
“Let’s be honest, a lot of people in parts of the city feel like they never get these top-quality choices,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “I want to make sure, if you operate in the city of Chicago, you operate in all our neighborhoods, in all parts of our city, and you give everybody a shot at great quality.”