I don’t know, is the Bayview / Hunter’s Point area really a “food desert” the way the Feds and everybody else are saying?
So before, Walgreens had some fresh food on sale but now they have slightly more fresh food on sale. O.K. fine.
But that don’t make you a “food oasis,” Walgreens.
Now, check out what’s just across the street the next block over at 5201 3rd. It’s Aguila de Oro Produce. See? It’s smack dab in the middle of the Lower Third’s purported “food desert” and yet it’s more of a “food oasis,” as defined by the Feds, than any Walgreens in the world:
This store serves all comers. In a way, it has an unlimited supply.
And, what it doesn’t have is the Great Wall o’ Chips near the checkout stand the way the “oasis store” Walgreens at 5300 3rd Street has:
And this is just part of the wall.
So, Is Bayview Hunters Point Really a “Food Desert?” No.
And Is the Lower Third Street Walgreens Really a “Food Oasis” Now? No.
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