Grocery store opens in former Madison food desert

UPDATED: Luna’s Groceries is now open at 2010 Red Arrow Trail.

It is the first grocery store to serve the Allied-Dunn’s Marsh neighborhood since Cub Foods left Verona Road in 2009.

Storeowners Mariam and Joe Maldonado say the 2,300-square-foot store will offer fresh food, produce, a deli, and a meat counter. The grocery was supposed to open months ago, but vandalism, unexpected asbestos in the flooring, and August water damage forced expensive delays, according to a Madison365 report.