When a deep red town’s only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don’t call it ‘socialism.’

Baldwin, Fla., opens town-run grocery store after becoming a food desert. The Baldwin Market is indistinguishable from any other small-town grocery store, but all of its eight employees are on the municipal payroll. Workers from the town’s maintenance department take breaks from cutting grass to help unload deliveries, and residents have taken to flagging down the mayor when they want to request a specific type of milk.

When capitalism abandons a town because the profits just aren’t there – a perfect reason for government to step in and provide the service.

Source: The Washington Post – Baldwin, Fla., opens town-run grocery store after becoming a food desert – The Washington Post

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