Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC #00023

Submission Number:
00023
Commenter:
Sundiata Ameh-El
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC
Matter Number:

131-0162

The closing of the Harvey's Grocery Store on the south side of Tallahassee would be a devastating blow to the residents of the south side of town. It's bad enough that many residents don't have adequate transportation to reach grocery stores that carry the foods they need. They utilize public transportation, friends and family as well as their own two feet. In fact the majority of the people in that immediate area walk to the Harvey's Grocery store and removing that option would only make it more of a burden for those people. Food insecurity is something that is all too common for the residents on the south side and having access to two grocery stores is quite rare for under privileged communities whereas this is common in more economically sound communities. The ability for the south side residents to have options in regards to food choices is a plus for said community and this will allow Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC to play a huge part in providing food security for the residents of a community that has known poverty and a lack thereof for a very long time. It is with all sincerity that I hope Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC will use their conscious and not just their financial statement to truly understand what the removal of the Harvey's grocery store will do to the south side community and area businesses. Thank You.