New supermarket opens in Newport News ‘food desert’

Photo Credit: WAVY/Aaron Kurtz

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A new local grocery store is opening today in the middle of a “food desert” in Newport News.

Photos: Jim’s Local Market opens in Newport News

10 On Your Side reported about Hampton Roads areas that considered “food deserts” last August.

These “food deserts”are areas that do not have grocery stores or anywhere to get fresh food for several miles.

10 On Your Side’s Andy Fox toured the new market with owner Jim Scanlon last month.

Jim’s Local Market will be the only full-service store to buy food in the Southeast section of Newport News.

The store is also expected to create 25 new full-time jobs.

A crowd gathers outside of Jim's Food Market on its grand opening. Photo Credit: WAVY/Aaron Kurtz
A crowd gathers outside of Jim’s Food Market on its grand opening. Photo Credit: WAVY/Aaron Kurtz

 

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