Full Council Meeting, Monday, May 15, 2017 at the Louisville Urban League.

Agenda Items:

  • Update from Louisville Forward regarding Heritage West
  • Results of Leadership & Meeting Survey
  • Expanding WLWC Leadership


Narrow The Gap! would like to give a great "Thank You!" to the organizational representatives and interested citizens who came to the rollout of our preliminary edition of the West Louisville Directory! For your viewing, we have a 9 minute video covering our rollout on April 13th.

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Problem: inner city Louisville grocery stores are closing one after another, low neighborhood income, lack of large square footage and problems of loss prevention makes it difficult for national chains to keep grocery stores profitable.



Solution: Draw from the tradition of the “mom and pop” grocery and five-and-dime general store popularized by Family Dollar and Dollar General and build small square-footage grocery stores with modern amenities such as BOPIS (buy online pickup in store) and a heavy emphasis on local sourcing, and/or food cooperatives that source from local vendors. Build a network that can develop economies of scale.