A Grocery Store In West Oakland’s Food Desert Finally Finds A Home

How about a new synonym for the word “persistence”: Brahm Ahmadi?

Ahmadi recently closed on a 16,000-square-foot property to be the site of a full-service grocery store in the economically challenged area of West Oakland, CA CA +0.40%. But thanks to everything from trouble finding investors to skyrocketing real estate prices, the effort to build such an enterprise took him close to 14 years to achieve.

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