Carver Market: "Guerrilla Grocer" in the News

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By Jeff Delp We love to tell Atlantans about the Carver Market, and we are encouraged as local leaders and media outlets are sharing in our enthusiasm. Atlanta's 11Alive news recently came out to South Atlanta to see what we are doing and to spread the word.



We knew we were changing the game when we opened Carver Market in South Atlanta. For the first time in 50 years, people would be able to walk less than a mile to the store. However, since opening in April, we've learned that while folks don't mind walking to the store, carrying groceries home is less appealing.


So we're doing what every good business does - figuring out how to best serve our customers. To that end, we've added the bike delivery you see in the video above.


Thanks in part to a grant from the Atlanta Cycling Festival, our bike delivery service employs our young bike mechanics from the South Atlanta Bike Shop to carry goods to our customers' houses after shopping.


We're starting with a 1 mile radius from the store, including the communities of Peoplestown, Chosewood Park, South Atlanta, and Villages of Carver. As the program gains momentum, we'll seek to deliver to a greater area and may even offer online or phone ordering!


Thanks so much to 11Alive for sharing our story. For more information regarding our bike delivery service, inquire within the store.

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