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A community resident in a wheelchair that has Aldi bags hanging onto it enters a grocery distribution event outside the closed Aldi at 3835 W. Madison St. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, Saturday morning, Nov. 6, 2021. The event was held in response to the abrupt closing of the grocery store in October. | Pat Nabong/Sun-Times

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An Aldi closes and a Chicago neighborhood is reeling from the impact

Last year the Garfield Park Aldi closed after 30 years, leaving thousands of West Siders without a nearby grocery store where they can buy affordable, fresh produce or other staples. 

Now, the City of Chicago is considering purchasing the Aldi property to ensure it remains a grocery store. WBEZ reporter Linda Lutton and Curious City intern Asia Singleton head to the West Side neighborhood to find how the store’s closing is impacting residents — and what they’re doing trying to do about it.

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Linda Lutton covers Chicago neighborhoods for WBEZ. Follow her@lindalutton.

Asia Singleton is Curious City's multimedia intern. Follow her @AsingletonTV.

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