The Healthy Corner Store Project

DETROIT Given the proliferation of food stores in this city mostly corner liquor stores and convenience outlets an effort is under way to help those stores include fresh produce among their offerings. The program, called Detroit Fresh: The Healthy Corner Store Project, is the brainchild of Dr. Kami Pothukuchi, associate professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University here, who launched it in

DETROIT — Given the proliferation of “fringe” food stores in this city — mostly corner liquor stores and convenience outlets — an effort is under way to help those stores include fresh produce among their offerings.

The program, called Detroit Fresh: The Healthy Corner Store Project, is the brainchild of Dr. Kami Pothukuchi, associate professor of Urban Planning at Wayne State University here, who launched it in 2008. Pothukuchi is the founder of Seed Wayne, a grant-supported effort t

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