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Memphis Superlo Foods

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – The petitions and persistence paid off those in Orange Mound. Wednesday morning, a full-service supermarket opened its doors in that community for the first time in nearly two years.

Those at Superlo Foods welcomed their first customers at the same property where a Kroger store closed in February 2018, in turn creating a fresh produce and fresh meat desert for hundreds of people.

The response was strong as a steady stream of shoppers filled the parking lot throughout the day.

The Superlo Foods store opening served as a sweet reward for Orange Mound neighbors who never gave up fighting – or lost hope – in getting a grocery store back open on the block.

“It’s a blessing,” Orange Mound community leader LaTonia Blankenship said.

Blankenship fought hard for the sight she witnessed Wednesday: shoppers again heading into a full-service supermarket in her neighborhood.

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