If we imagine the Central Area as a constellation of stories, then the brightest stars are the places where the greatest number of stories intersect. The Red Apple Grocery Store is one of those bright stars, a place where community comes together and stories overlap. In essence, the stories of a neighborhood grocery store are the stories of a neighborhood.

You'll find stories here about the store and about the neighborhood. These stories speak of community, tenacity, innovation, and solidarity. These are stories about building something out of nothing. The stories shared here are funny, heartbreaking, surprising, and insightful. If we listen closely enough, these stories might tell us how to build a city with room enough for everyone.