Coal Valley wants a grocery store

The village president is using social media to try to get it

Coal Valley's president is using social media to try to entice a grocery store to set up shop in the village.  

Coal Valley village president Mike Bartels set up a Facebook page on Tuesday night which has now received more than 600 likes.   

He cited a 2016 study of village residents that put a grocery store at the top of their wish list.   

Coal Valley's former grocery store went out of business in 2008.  

But Bartels said that store wasn't popular, because residents weren't happy with the quality of produce and merchandise it offered. He said the village of 4,000 has grown by several hundred residents since then.

Bartels said he has reached out to several grocery store companies, including Aldi and Hy-Vee. So far all have cited existing stores in the QC metro area for the lack of interest so far but he said he’ll keep trying.


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