Friday, August 6, 2010

Demographic change and grocery stores in Queens

The WSJ reports on grocery stores around Flushing, Queens, where closures have apparently reduced the availability of one type of ethnic cuisine: Caucasian! The article reports that data from the 2008 ACS show nearly equal numbers of Asian Americans and whites in Queens community district 7, north of Queens College. But at least in some parts of Flushing, it's apparently become difficult to find cold cuts and bread on the store shelves.