Friday, April 27, 2012

A Grocery Store in Barnard? Interesting Thought.

No, there isn't an immediate announcement but a conference in Manhattan addresses the issue of the importance of a grocery store has in the survival of small rural Kansas communities.  Barnard lost its last grocery store over a decade ago and the closest place to purchase food and sundries is a minimum of 16 miles away.

According to Kansas State University and the Rural Grocery Initiative, grocery stores, schools, post offices, and restaurants are the essential elements a community must have in order to attract and retain residents.

Kansas State University and the Rural Grocery Initiative are sponsoring the Rural Grocery Store Summit in Manhattan on June 5-6, 2012.  Topics of discussion range from economic development to community sustainability and a grocery store's role.  It may just be a conference that may be worth attending.

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