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More and more, young people are ditching grocery shopping, preferring to dine out at restaurants and bars, according to the Wall Street Journal

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Clifton Market is expected to open by the end of September. The co-op grocery store has raised $5.6 million and board president Adam Hyland says construction is underway.

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Clifton has been without a supermarket since January 2011, when Kellers IGA closed. Another supermarket operator bought the building on Ludlow Avenue, but wasn't able to open a store there.  So for the last year, community advocates have been raising money to start a cooperative market.

A cooperative market is owned by many individuals who typically have a say in how the business is run.

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The final pieces are falling into place for a plan to return a grocery store to the Clifton community. 

That Cincinnati neighborhood has been without a market since an IGA on Ludlow Avenue closed in January 2011. 

Another operator has been working on financing to renovate and re-open the facility. 

City Council's Budget and Finance committee Tuesday approved a tax abatement for the project. 

Resident Beth Whalen asked the full Council to support the effort.