Good Food Junction opens to the public
Around 30 people waited outside Saskatoon's Good Food Junction Co-op for the first grocery store on 20th Street to open its doors today.
The Good Food Junction, which is part of the Station 20 West project, is situated near the Riversdale, King George and Pleasant Hill neighbourhoods.
"It would have been nice to be here 13 years ago, when the food desert was created," said Ralph Winterhalt, project manager of Station 20 West.
"But we are here today and the response has just been awesome."
Winterhalt said in order to stay competitive, the Good Food Junction's prices are similar to other grocery stores in Saskatoon.
"I think the biggest and best thing is the fact that we're
going to have fresh meat and fresh produce, which is something that is not
available anywhere in the core neighbourhood."
The Good Food Junction is now open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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