My Stimulus Plan for Neighborhood Stores

Brookseoon May 12th, 2009Comments Off on My Stimulus Plan for Neighborhood Stores

My father owned a neighborhood grocery store during my entire left. I use the term owned since both my brothers now own and operate the same grocery store. In fact, B&B Grocery, Meat & Deli has been in my family for three generations. It all started when my grandfather and his brother opened it in 1922.

It is an amazing story how this small neighborhood grocery store has survived large chain stores, warehouse clubs, and even a flood to remain at the center of the community on the Southside of Des Moines, Iowa. It amazed me so much that I created a web-site for them. This web-site receives a few thousand hits every month from multiple countries and almost every State in the United States.

The success of their web-site gave me an idea. Why not create a web-site to list family-owned neighborhood stores from all over the United States? It could be used as a guide to encourage people to support these stores. My goal is to help these neighborhood stores remain open for future generations to enjoy. It will cost these stores nothing to be listed. It is my personal project.

The site layout was completed the first week in May 2009 and can be found at Now, I have the task of finding and listing as many stores as possible. This is where I need your help!

Please let me know about neighborhood stores in your area. Please ensure you provide me with as much informatoin as possible. In fact, I’d even love to have another contributor to help write up descriptions for the site. Contact me if you’re interested.

So, please support your local grocery store and support my stimulus plan by using to find your local grocery store.

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