We recently mentioned that more college grads are using food stamps as a means to afford adequate nutrition, but could one of the reasons behind the issue be the lack of affordable grocery stores near local campuses? Twin Cities Daily Planet reports that in the case of students living near the University of Minnesota, this is valid; there hasn’t been a full-service grocery store in Dinkytown for more than 15 years. Establishments such as laundromats, restaurants, and bars gradually replaced grocery and corner stores. The increase in students with cars has also lead to the downfall of nearby grocery stores. However, due to the growing demand for a local store, developers are considering convenient sites in the Stadium Village area.