August 9, 2022

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Surry County awarded grant to eliminate food desert

SURRY, Va. (WAVY) — A new grocery retail store is coming to Surry County.

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Leaders are doing the job to insert a grocery retail store to the neighborhood in an energy to do away with the county’s designation as a food items desert. It is all section of the county’s in depth approach to “continue its endeavours to appeal to a grocery keep and construct a neighborhood heart to address these health and fitness concerns.”

Officials argue that “compared to the average Virginian, Surry residents have much more minimal entry to balanced meals and work out opportunities.”

The grocery retail outlet is possible via a mix of grant and town dollars. They ended up awarded a $300,000 grant that the Surry County Board of Supervisors committed to matching.

The county also acquired an supplemental grant for $107,000.

Officials say the plan is to change the previous hardware shop in Surry into a local current market/grocery retailer. Surry Marketplace LLC, which owns the making, signed an settlement with United Pure Foods, Inc.

The natural and organic and natural meals business will take treatment of the management of the inside buildout of the retail outlet.

Permit work is nonetheless underway.