Noted actor Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Treme, much more) has co-founded a company called Sterling Fresh Foods in New Orleans. Their mission is great – to try and bring fresh, quality food to food deserts.
From their site:
We offer a full range of supermarket products, including fresh produce, dairy, meats, seafood, and [...]
One of the great things starting to happen in cities of all sizes is the redevelopment of neighborhoods lot-by-lot. It’s a phenomenon indicative of a mature development market. The first phase of redevelopment is marked by people occupying inexpensive property and rehabbing it. The second phase involves the bidding up of existing buildings, and the [...]