It's about time!

The north side of Flint is finally getting a grocery store. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? We remember, when President Obama was here, he was shocked that an entire area of our city didn't have a grocery store. That's about to change.

Demolition began yesterday to tear down buildings and make way for the Flint Food Market on Pierson Road. The 25,000 square-foot market will be partially owned by customers as a co-op in the old Ross Plaza. It will also employ 50-60 residents.

Both Kroger and Meijer closed their locations on Pierson Road in the last five years, and residents were forced to travel to grocery stores that are further away.

Hope this works out as much as everybody wants it to!