Mississippi County town to get new grocery store
OSCEOLA, Ark. (KAIT) - After years without a grocery store, the residents of Osceola finally have a place to shop again.
The South Mississippi County Chamber of Commerce and Osceola will hold a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Hays Grocer.
Prior to Hays coming to town, Osceola suffered a food desert, a low-income census tract with low access to healthy food.
For the last few years, residents in Osceola have also faced higher electricity bills, making it difficult for potential grocery stores to set up shop in town.
Despite this, the town will be adding the new Hays Grocer to 815 West Keiser Avenue.
The ribbon cutting will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at noon.
Everyone is encouraged to stop by to celebrate.
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