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North Minneapolis Corner Stores Getting Makeovers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Penn Gas Stop, at the intersection of 26th and Penn avenues, is getting a whole new look thanks to Appetite For Change, a local nonprofit.

Michelle Horowitz is the founder of the nonprofit, which seeks to use food as a vehicle of social change.

“We’ve partnered with the City of Minneapolis and its Department of Family Support to implement the healthy corner store initiative.” Horowitz said.

Penn Gas Stop is one of 10 corner stores in north Minneapolis getting the new look.

For many who live on the city’s north side, corner stores are where people do their shopping, Horowitz says.

“Many people don’t have a car, and may only go to the big grocery stores once a month,” she said.

The nonprofit’s goal is to make fresh produce and healthy food options affordable, and visible at the forefront of the store.

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