November 14, 2011 in Reports
HKHC Case Examples: Healthy Corner Stores. This website has a page of healthy corner store case studies, including discussion of projects in Baldwin Park, CA; Louisville, KY; King County/Seattle, WA; and Watsonville/Pajaro Valley, CA. Each case study includes links to additional information about the healthy corner store project featured.
September 21, 2011 in News
Grist.com, September 21, 2011. Two recent MBA graduates are bringing an innovative version of the traditional corner store to Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood this fall. In an effort to provide reliable access to good food to this neighborhood that currently lacked it, the partners came up with the idea of turning reclaimed shipping containers into mini grocery stores. The containers are very portable, can be easily dropped into a parking lot, and added onto over time. The first prototype store is open now, with plans to establish more in 2012. The stores will not sell cigarettes, and will make an effort to provide fresh food and other basic grocery items.
September 8, 2011 in News
The Spokesman-Review, September 8, 2011. Parkside Grocery and the Monkey Business Café is a new healthy corner store project in Spokane, Washington. The store is the second participant of Spokane Regional Health District’s Healthy Corner Store program. Parkside is the only small store in Spokane that is WIC-approved. The Spokane program is modeled after Seattle’s healthy corner store program, which now has twenty participating stores.