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Citizens plead for new grocery store


Last updated 3/16/2022 at 1:23pm

Mike Alexander

This vacant lot at the corner of West Missouri and South Santa Fe avenues in Fountain was the proposed site for a grocery store, but those plans have been put on hold.

Monday night, March 14, there was a public meeting at Fountain City Hall to discuss the subject of getting a new grocery store in or near the downtown area. The subject was on the agenda of the city's Economic Development Commission, chaired by Harville Small.

The first person to speak for an ad hoc group in support of a downtown grocery store was Brittany Fechko, who explained the results of a survey largely favored such a development.

"When we talked to residents of the city of Fountain, our main complaint we heard was the lack of food access in the downtown area," she said. "Fountain ha...

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