grocery http://kbia.org en Lucky's Farmers Market set to open downtown in fall http://kbia.org/post/luckys-farmers-market-set-open-downtown-fall <p></p><p>Lucky’s Farmers Market, based in Boulder, Colo. is setting up shop where the Osco Drug building used to sit. Aside from possibly creating about 100 jobs, the opening of the grocery store fills another need in Columbia.</p><p>According to Luis Zamora, Southwest Regional Director of U.S. Department of Agriculture, Columbia’s considered to have limited grocery options. Bo Sharon, president of Lucky’s Farmers Market, says the new store should help alleviate the issue.</p> Wed, 08 May 2013 21:18:39 +0000 Andrew Yost 33396 at http://kbia.org Lucky's Farmers Market set to open downtown in fall Kirksville grocery store shuts down http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-grocery-store-shuts-down <p>A locally-owned Kirksville grocery store is closing. &nbsp;Near and Far Downtown Grocery sells produce from local farmers to stock its shelves. Velda Salt opened the store with her husband after having success at the farmer&rsquo;s market. But she says the college town environment, and its seasonal nature, made it tough to be profitable year-round.</p><p>&ldquo;More than half of our clientele are students,&quot; said Salt. &quot;But it&rsquo;s not just the students, because when school is out the professors are gone, a lot of them. The community&hellip;overall the town decreases.&rdquo;</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:23:08 +0000 Lauren Richardson 13184 at http://kbia.org Kirksville grocery store shuts down