LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs downtown grocery store

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

Downtown Columbia needs a grocery store. As an MU student who grew up in mid-Missouri, I have seen Columbia blossom into a vibrant community. Now the city is seeing a rapid increase in growth, and downtown is no exception. Over the past few years, many new apartment complexes have sprouted up, with many more currently in the works.