The Greater Hazelwood neighborhood has long been considered a food desert. Dianne Shenk has literally taken a stand against that.
Shenk is the owner of Dylamato’s Market on Second Avenue. She has operated the market, which sells fresh produce, for a year. Shenk saw an opportunity to set up the stand, given the lack of food options in the greater Hazelwood community. The neighborhood, has not had much in terms of fresh food options since the closing of Dimperio’s Market on Second Avenue in 2008.
She hopes her food stand, which she eventually hopes will develop into a brick-and-mortar store, will provide a long-term oasis to customers.