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No Market for Common Food

Lowe’s Foods is closing the south Asheville store it opened only six months ago. Common taters blame a marketing failure: a bourgeoise store was built in a wealthy part of town. So, riddle me this: If rich people are too rich to buy ordinary food, and poor people are too poor to even buy food (Half the kids in several schools are on the Free or Reduced program for lunch and breakfast.), where’s the middle class?

On the bright side, there is now greater opportunity to create jobs. 55 Lowe’s workers will join the ranks of the unemployed.

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