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the people's supermarket

OK I know this is the Big Night but...

Tonight Channel 4 in the UK showed 'The People's Supermarket', about someone in London who is trying (has tried? failed?) to start a supermarket. He wanted it to be like a particular Co-op in Brooklyn where people work for free in return for a very substantial discount on their food shopping.

Do any of you New Yorkers know what supermarket this is? Is it still working? Does it work because there is a huge concentration in this particular neighbourhood, of like-minded folk? (Brooklyn Heights? Park Slope?)

(This guy then went on to source a fund-raising meal for 60 entirely from food thrown out by the big supermarket chains - but then I stopped watching to talk to my kids on the phone so I dunno what happened!)


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