I’m tired of being nice about this. That is such utter and total bullshit.
The Urbanophile has posted Yes There are Grocery Stores in Detroit, an informed article about Detroit's food situation. The author, Jim Griffioen, is tired of hearing that his city has no grocery stores. It's a myth that fits well with the media's potrayal of Detroit, but doesn't hold up to scrutiny. Griffioen maps the geography of Detroit's food in considerable detail while explaining that a lack of national chains does not mean 800,000 people have no access to food.
Like all cities, Detroit's story is complex. It's refreshing to read reporting that engages that complexity.