By Steve Neavling
Source: Detroit Free Press

Detroit People’s Food Co-Op, a Black-run, full-scale grocery store, has arrived on Woodward Avenue in Detroit’s North End.

The store opened its doors for the first time Wednesday, welcoming hundreds of eager shoppers in just the first hour.

The idea behind the ambitious undertaking, which took years of preparation, was to expand food access to a predominantly Black city that has notoriously lacked quality grocery options. And since the store is a co-op, anyone can own a piece of it by becoming a member.

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