BENTON CITY, Wash. - Shopping at a grocery store is a luxury most of us take for granted but not Benton City residents who have lived without one for six months.
Today plans for the new Red Apple market were revealed. The grocery store will open in august replacing the former Ki-Be market on home drive near the high school. The city's economic development council says the new store is key for area growth and local residents agree.
Benton City resident John Harper said, "It's really hard on us we're retired we live on a fixed income with the price of gasoline and things the nearest place you can go if you want to a big store is 19 miles away."
Several community leaders wrote letters of support to make sure the store's owner could come up with the financing for the 20-thousand square foot home.