A small grocery store would do fine at this location. There is effectively nothing to the east or south of here at all. The Wedge is four blocks north, but as long as they're not going after the same exact niche they'll be fine. Not everyone likes what co-ops offer.zlkahn wrote:Looks like proposal for the site that the developer is bringing to the meeting is for 79 units with first level grocery....TJs?
http://whittieralliance.org/wp/wp-conte ... 2-9-15.pdf
That said, I could buy an argument that the concentration/proximity of full-service stores of Kowalskis, Cub, and Lunds is too much for the area, but that's all a bit west of here.
As mplsjaromir said, it can't be TJ's unless:
A. They forego the liquor store component, which is unlikely
B. The Downtown East location has fallen through, which also seems unlikely
I'd also toss out Fresh Thyme and the other sort of quasi co-ops, as that would be too similar to The Wedge. Aldi (or similar) would work, but it doesn't exactly fit the demographics (would be perfect for poorer areas to the east of here)