Angel Investor Aids Quest to Build New West Oakland Grocery

West Oakland is one step closer to getting its first full-service grocery store in a decade.

As KQED reported last year, Brahm Ahmadi has been trying to buy land since 2014 in West Oakland — a food desert that has also become a more expensive place to live than it used to be. Ahmadi’s efforts to build People’s Community Market were stalled as land prices shot up. Now an anonymous investor and a well-known nonprofit developer have stepped up to help Ahmadi complete a deal that will allow him to build a market near the San Pablo corridor.

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