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Care and Share hopes to build grocery store on Pueblo's east side

Posted: 7:10 PM, Nov 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 21:10:34-05
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PUEBLO — A local group wants to help solve Pueblo's food desert problem.

The east side has been without a grocery store since Safeway closed a few years ago and now Care Share wants to replace it.

The group made a presentation to City Council and wants to build a new building out on the east side to provide people in that area with a place to get food.

"It is very gratifying that we are able to solve this problem for that community. "A partial problem, because it would be nice to eventually have a grocery store there for those people in that area," said Dennis Flors, City Council President.

Care and Share hopes to have this up and running in about two months. The location has yet to be determined.

The project will cost the city about $4,000 per month.