It's actually happening. Atlantic City, which has been dubbed a 'food desert' over its lack of grocery stores and access to healthy foods, will be breaking ground on construction of a new ShopRite next month.
Atlantic City's time as a so-called "food desert' came a little closer to being over on Tuesday when the CRDA unanimously approved more than $18.7 million in funding for a new ShopRite supermarket in the city.
It's hard to believe that Atlantic City has been without a big chain grocery store for more than 15 years. Residents have to head to Ventnor or Brigantine if they want to shop at a full-fledged supermarket.
That could change in the very near future as the Press of Atlantic City reports that plans to finalize a deal for the new supermarket are up for a vote which will take place on September 2nd.