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Shoppers React To New Downtown Grocery Store

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One shopper stops by the store after his daughter's ballet class.

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Kansas City, MO – This week, a lot of Kansas Citians who work or live downtown eagerly checked out the new long-awaited Cosentino's Downtown Market in the Power & Light District. Cosentino's is Kansas City's newest and only downtown grocery store. In addition to groceries it is trying to tap into the prepared food market, with things like hand-rolled sushi and homemade gelato. It also has two floors of dining areas, including a mezzanine level with couches and flat-screen TVs. But will it meet the needs of people from the West Side to Independence Avenue, who are just looking for a basic supermarket? KC Currents' Annie Walsh stopped by and asked people what they thought of the new downtown market and discovered that it's much more than just a store for some.

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