Kansas State University


Center for Engagement and Community Development

Chapman Success Story

Chapman Grocery StoreThe town of Chapman, Kansas is small but mighty. When a tornado tore through much of the city in 2008, many Chapman residents stayed to rebuild.  Still, about one-third of the town moved away and the city recognized that the community was likely to continue to fade if something wasn’t done to attract new businesses to the community. The city put forth funds and worked with a local businessman to build and open the Chapman Food Mart, the first full-service grocery store in Chapman since the 1950s.

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