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• The Des Moines Register reports that supermarkets in the Midwest are turning to urban areas to help fuel new growth opportunities.

“With big-box retailers heating up competition in the suburbs, Des Moines grocers seek urban customers with stores nestled in neighborhoods,” the Register writes. “Most recently, West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee Inc. announced plans to build a store in Beaverdale, an established neighborhood in the Des Moines, and Dahl's Foods has crafted plans to expand and renovate its store on Ingersoll Avenue in a bustling residential and commercial area. Both projects have met protests from concerned neighbors who worry about how increased noise and traffic and the appearance of the stores would change the flavor of their communities.”
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