Group Working To Bring Grocery Store to North Salina
KSAL Staff - Tue 08:08 AM 01/22/2013
There will be a petition pledge rally Wednesday evening at 5:30, at the parking lot of the former Dillons grocery store at 511 E. Iron.
A group working at bringing a grocery store to North Salina is planning a Wednesday evening event.
"Salinans for East Iron Grocery Store" will hold a petition pledge rally.
According to the group, there will be a petition pledge rally Wednesday evening at 5:30, at the parking lot of the former Dillons grocery store at 511 E. Iron.
The petition drive will be conducted for two weeks, ending Feb 6th, and asks signers to help circulate petitions of support and pledge to patronize the store when shopping in the area. A Facebook page will be announced at the rally.
A lot of people don't have a grocery store in their neighborhood, so a replacement store in the area will help fill a critical need, according to Jon Blanchard, one of the local organizers of the rally.
With community support, the Salina market is large enough to support a small to mid-size grocery store in that area, said Greg Stephens. Blanchard and Stephens attended the "Strengthening our Stores, Strengthening our Communities" Grocery Summit held in Manhattan last summer.
To assist with this effort, or for more information contact John Blanchard at 801-652-2333, or Greg Stephens at 785-819-6887, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Salina has been without a grocery store since the Dillons store on Iron closed back in October, and staff transferred to a new store at the corner of Ohio and Cloud Streets. The Iron Avenue store was the smallest of the the Dillons stores in Salina, and was the only grocery store in Salina located north of Crawford Street.