In the Least-surprising News of the Week…

We find that rioting is bad for the economy. Chicago’s South Side Left With Few Food Options After Weekend Violence.

Everything from neighborhood markets, to Jewel-Osco to Walmart have been trashed.

On Sunday night, [ the Jewel-Osco on 75th Street] was ravaged by looters, as you can see by the aftermath captured in video from the next day, leaving neighbors frustrated.

“It’s not what you do. It’s how do you do it,” Wright said. “What did we accomplish, aside from take our property value down and embarrass ourselves?”

Wright, his grandmother and so many around here are trying to figure out which stores on the South Side are even left right now.

Chicago now has food deserts in places that weren’t food deserts before.

And some of the retailers are trying to decide if it makes sense to rebuild. Some probably will. Some will probably decide that the economics no longer make sense.

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