Grocery store bus runs start in Stevens Square

Twice-weekly grocery shuttle buses have begun running from Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood to the Kowalski’s on 2440 Hennepin Ave. S.

Kowalski’s offered the service after it closed its store at 1816 Nicollet Ave. S. It bought the store as part of a package of stores, and chose to close it because of poor layout and equipment problems. It affected people in the Stevens Square neighborhood who used to walk to the store.

The buses will run 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays between the parking lot of the now-closed Kowalski’s store on Nicollet and the store on Hennepin.

Kowalski’s is running the buses in partnership with the Stevens Square Community Organization. For more information, call SSCO at 871-7307.