The residents of Compton, California have a new reason to be proud. A woman named Kia Patterson has become the city’s first black independent owner/operator of a grocery store called “The Grocery Outlet.”

One of the biggest initiatives Kia hopes to bring with the opening of her store is to provide organic produce at a bargain price compared to other stores in the area.

In a brief interview, Kia explains that store opened it’s doors just two short months ago. Though the store is new, she’s a veteran in the industry. She worked at Smart & Final for years until she decided to open a store of her own.

As a community, let’s help support Kia keep “The Grocery Outlet” up and running! If you’d like to stop by and shop, the store is located at 2175 W. Rosecrans Ave Compton, Ca. 90220.

A huge salute to you Kia!

TSR Staff: Tanya P.! @tanyaxpayne


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