Binghamton Mayor Richard David says efforts are continuing to try to attract a full-service grocery store to the Northside, which hasn’t had a grocery for decades. But a couple temporary fixes are being launched.

The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse will continue to visit the neighborhood with fresh produce and, now, CHOW will run a shuttle bus twice a week to take residents to the Weis supermarket on Robinson Street.

City officials say the shuttle service will help with the issue of people that don’t have access to transportation.

Officials say, based on demand, there is a possibility of expanding the shuttle service.

There had been initial plans for development of a grocery store in the plaza that once held a Big Lots store, but those plans fell through.

A developer now wants to build what is being called an affordable housing project on the site.

The Big Lots building is due to be torn down this summer.


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