Comment 76795

By lakeside (registered) | Posted May 11, 2012 at 13:03:58

So maybe what we have is a 'supermarket desert' in the core, then.

As an exercise let's just imagine that there were not one, but rather two or even three new full-scale supermarkets to arrive in the downtown area. Might we not then be lamenting how these new entrants will suck the life out of our existing ecosystem of smaller, more varied food stores?

What we have now just may be the ideal, or very close to it. What supermarkets often provide is the same selection of corporate, typically over-processed food and near-foods at a variety of price points. No-Frills has a bag of pasta for 88 cents, Fortino's will sell it for $1.30, and Metro in Westdale will sell the same pasta for $1.55

I'm not sure if that's the sort of variety that I'm looking for.

I'd be more excited by the advent of a co-op than a 'real' supermarket. The co-op might truly reflect the community it serves, the result of the creative efforts of its members. And one thing we have an abundance of downtown is creative minds.

If you're looking for a one-stop everything store at middling prices then a full-scale supermarket is your baby. But we already have those within easy driving distance, ample parking included.

Comment edited by lakeside on 2012-05-11 13:31:44

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