Our town is a small town with few retail services. We have a convenience store and that is about it. "Big Box" Grocers are just 10-12 miles away or so. Yet, there is a desire to have a grocery store in town. I realize that none of the big chains will look at us at this point. I was thinking of trying to recruit someone who might have something in between a conveniece store and full service grocery store. We are going to offer suspended zoning standards possible for a site in our old downtown combined with some sort of TIF. I had even heard that you could use CDBG funds for this.
Any input is appreciated about how one can recruit a grocery store? Namely, one that fits.