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Food Deserts

Following are all UrbanTurf articles filed under Food Deserts, from most recent to least.

Mayor Proposes New Grocery Store Incentive for Wards 7 and 8

Mayor Proposes New Grocery Store Incentive for Wards 7 and 8

Nena Perry-Brown | January 27th 2021

As proposed, this bill would make it easier for grocery stores in Wards 7 and 8 to get a certain class of license to sell beer, wine, and spirits. ... read »

East of the River Food Hall, With Grocery Component, to Break Ground Next Week

East of the River Food Hall, With Grocery Component, to Break Ground Next Week

Nena Perry-Brown | December 5th 2019

Benning Market will be the first Union Market-style development east of the Anacostia, and one of several efforts this year to address food access... read »

DC Greens Plans Urban Farm in Ward 8

DC Greens Plans Urban Farm in Ward 8

Nena Perry-Brown | November 21st 2019

The effort is one of the latest plans to address food access disparities east of the Anacostia River. ... read »

Name Aside, East End Grocery Incentive Program Appears Destined for Funding

Name Aside, East End Grocery Incentive Program Appears Destined for Funding

Nena Perry-Brown | June 17th 2019

Ward 7 councilmember Vincent Gray announced the availability of funds for a program to increase investment in grocery stores east of the Anacostia... read »

Which Came First, the DC Food Desert or the Dollar Store?

Which Came First, the DC Food Desert or the Dollar Store?

Nena Perry-Brown | January 22nd 2019

A recent study shows that dollar stores tend to be concentrated in neighborhoods with less access to fresh groceries. ... read »

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