Many North Texans drive through a supermarket every day. Some of us choose grocery stores near our home. If a grocery store does not store the fancy yogurt we want or the special flour needed for a recipe, we come to the next store. If we forget to buy tomatoes, it is a quick trip to the product aisle.
Those choices are not available to many Dallas residents. In low-income neighborhoods, where people rely on public transportation to get around, a shop with fresh meat and produce is a luxury.
The city of Dallas was a hit last week when the city council approved a $ 1.3 million economic development agreement that would bring the El Rio Grande Latin Market grocery store to a settlement in far-east Dallas. That area really needs it.