Northwest Jacksonville Community Development Corporation

Moncrief Prepares To Lose Its Food Desert Status

May 14, 2018
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Modern Cities

A new city law puts money toward incentivizing grocery stores to open in Northwest Jacksonville, an area seen as a food desert.

As Bill Delaney with The Jaxson tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo, one store is already in the works at the southeast corner of Moncrief Road and Myrtle Avenue.

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A community to the Northwest of downtown Jacksonville is using public art to help rebrand itself and fight negative stereotypes.

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With two grocery stores set to close about 10 miles apart on Jacksonville’s Northwest side, some city officials are concerned residents won’t have enough access to healthy, fresh food.