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Denver FRESH has mapped the locations of current food stores, and can offer information to help you consider potential areas to open or expand a store that does not currently offer a range of healthy food.
“Underserved areas” are those which are:
more than ¼ mile from a full service grocery store, AND
have a higher-than-average percentage of low-income residents, AND
have a higher-than-average percentage of residents with no vehicle.
GIS maps of Denver food retailers:
Denver Area Full Service Grocery Stores (supermarket, warehouse club, supercenter)
Distance to Nearest Full Service Grocery Store with Store Names
Distance to Nearest Full Service Grocery Store with Neighborhoods
“Underserved Areas” with Store Names
“Underserved Areas” with Neighborhoods
Other Healthy Food Retail resources:
Special Report: The Need for More Supermarkets in Colorado (2009)
Food Access in Colorado (2009)
The FACTS: Hunger and Poverty in Colorado (Hunger Free Colorado)
The Grocery Gap: Who Has Access to Healthy Food and Why It Matters
On request, Denver FRESH can produce market profiles of underserved neighborhoods. The market information includes the number of food retailers and the demographics of the customer base, including household income, car ownership, and annual spending on groceries.
OED has designated a single point of contact to work with both new and existing healthy food retailers. Contact our retail specialist, Eric Swan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-913-1702.