I'm writing a few recipes for an non-profit organization based in Chicago. Part of the project's mission is to encourage people to eat better, healthier foods and have them get these foods at their local store/bodega. Basically, generating a demand for more nutritious foods to be available for purchase. The program will also spread to other cities.
Can anyone tell me about the "culture" of these stores? What are they like? Do people have any large grocery stores available in city neighborhoods or do they rely primarily on the corner food and liquor store?
Any information will be helpful and much appreciated. Comming from Philly, I'm familiar with the corner store, but they were just for "odds and ends" or milk and bread primarily and we had lots of major grocery stores around (actually, everyone goes to the WaWa in between major shops in Philly)so, this seems a bit different.