NE Wichitans to travel further for groceries – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-07-11 15:43:45 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Save A Lot and Grove on the 13th were a convenient option for Shadyway Senior Living Center people, especially those without a car. Now that the store is closed, customers are looking elsewhere to fill their shopping cart.

“I pass four or five stores to get here, but some of these stores don’t have the food I like, and some of these other people have the same problem. I’m sure it’s there, “said Clifton Fitz Simmons, who shopped at the store.

The only grocery store in the area was the Save A Lot store after Oliver closed in 2016 after Neighborhood Wal-Mart closed on the 13th. “I don’t know what to do because there is no other store,” says Evelyn Dilsworth. It was also used for shopping at stores.

Dillsworth said having the only grocery store in the area less than a mile away from the apartment would be convenient for her and many other residents. “They need to have a taxi or use other types of transportation,” Fitz Simmons said.

Cora Self also lives in Shadyway Towers and is considering taking a bus to another grocery store. She says this is inconvenient.

“I don’t have any cash income. It limits me because I need to have it to buy a bus ticket,” Self said.

Self will have to travel further to get groceries, but she says she’s ready. “When someone got me on Aldi, I bought one of their freezer bags to make sure I could wrap things up and put them in there,” Self said.

Some shoppers in Northeast Wichita are wondering why the community continues to lose grocery stores.

“Now I have to go all the way to Dillon,” Hill said. “I told the manager,’Dillons must not be closed.'”

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