Education and Employment Center, Grocery Story, Retail Outlets to help Revitalize Central Des Moines in Former Top Value Foods Location
Jan. 24, 2012
Plans for a new grocery store and a workforce training, education and employment center, led by the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and CDT Investment, LLC, an investment group based in the Quad Cities, received approval from the Des Moines City Council Monday, January 23, 2012, and the organizations are moving forward to open their enterprises in mid 2012.
The plan brings to central Des Moines one of the very first centers of its kind in the nation that will offer many workforce support services, help clients re-engage with educational opportunities and provide on-the-job training in a retail services setting. The workforce component, called the Evelyn K. Davis Center for Working Families, a grocery store and other retail outlets will be located in the former Top Value Foods supermarket at 801 University Ave. in Des Moines.