Three Sisters Market to open on West Boulevard in Charlotte

After more than 20 years without a grocery store in the West Boulevard corridor, Charlotte residents have found a potential solution of their own — a co-op market. Three Sisters Market, an initiative by the West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition, has been in the works for eight years. The co-op grocery store recently received $3 million from county commissioners in addition to other funds from Congressional and city sources. The total cost of the project is expected to be about $10 million, and they have raised just over half that so far. “(Government officials) are really starting to understand how much of a dire need this is for our communities,” said Sharika Comfort, executive director of the coalition. “We are watering a desert.”

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