Grocery store wanted at site of former KKC

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A South Side community group held a news conference Sunday to discuss what would replace the former Kennedy-King College in the Englewood community.

A South Side community group held a news conference Sunday to discuss what would replace the former Kennedy-King College in the Englewood community.

Block Renewal, an advocacy community group, said the former campus at 6800 S. Wentworth Ave. should be converted into a full-service grocery store since there are currently none in Englewood. There is an Aldi grocery store across the street from the new $250 million campus at 63rd and Halsted Street.

“We need a Jewel or Dominick’s to come here. A store that sells fresh meat and a variety of other food items,” said Melinda Sheldon, executive director of Block Renewal. “In Englewood, all we have are corner grocery stores and Aldi. Neither one offer fresh fish or a deli.”

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