The North Market Grocery Store
North Market is a social enterprise created to address the food and health disparities in North Minneapolis. More than a grocery store, it’s a home base for community health. This unique venture unites three elements in one place: Affordable nutritious food, health care services and wellness education. North Market provides access to healthy foods in one of the country’s largest food deserts, where 67,000 residents had access to 30 convenience stores, but only two medical clinics and one supermarket. Throughout the course of its development, HIP was a dedicated partner, advisor and early funder to Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), the project founder, and North Market leadership. This unique entity will also create 25 retail jobs offering livable wages and will infuse the local economy with $3.6 million in revenue annually. After years of planning, North Market opened on December 13, 2017.
This video eloquently tells the story of North Market and its impact to the Northside community.
For more information check out this story from the Star Tribune: North Market serves up community goodness