Apple Street Market, a worker-and-community-owned grocery store in a food desert, is moving closer to construction. Apple Street expects to have building permits approved by the city by June 9th. Another bright spot is that asbestos remediation will be far less intensive than originally anticipated! The focus remains on closing the financing gap with the goal of beginning construction in late September. Though not yet open, Apple Street is serving as inspiration to Gem City Market in Dayton and to a group of people in Cincinnati from the neighborhood of Walnut Hills who are trying to find a fresh food access solution now that their Kroger's has closed.