Kansas City hospital to open grocery store

Store would serve area residents who don't have easy access to healthy food.

March 11—Truman Medical Center, in Kansas City, Mo., is a step closer to opening a full-service grocery store that will give its neighbors healthier food choices.

The hospital said in a release Thursday that it had completed a transfer of land with the Hospital Hill Economic Development Corporation for the $11.5 million project.

The hospital is located in one of Kansas City's so-called "food deserts," which are low-income areas where residents don't have easy access to more nutritious food options.