On the heels of last month's major announcement of WRS Inc.'s planned purchase of Underground Atlanta, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that the hypothetical new owner is in talks with a grocery store for the hypothetical new urban center slated to rise on the site. While nothing is set in stone, the news is a big deal for current and future residents and the general livability of downtown Atlanta, which currently has no grocery store. The article mentions Walmart Neighborhood Market, City Target and Publix as possible options, though the future is hardly clear. Downtown has been a food desert since Kroger shuttered across from City Hall in 2005. To illustrate the lack of grocers in the downtown area, we've mapped out the limited options for buying the basics around our supposed urban nucleus. If downtown is going to thrive, we need to do better.
·Underground Atlanta developer in talks with new downtown grocery [Atlanta Business Chronicle]
·A Definitive (& Mildly Wrong) Map of ATL Kroger Nicknames [Curbed Atlanta]