The council also denied Tuesday for a second time a liquor license for a Stop-N-Go store in Schenk's Corners, despite legal warnings from a city attorney.
Developers have won final city approvals for a $43 million, six-story, mixed-use project with lower-income housing, grocery store and parking at a long-vacant, city-owned property at 1402 S. Park St.
Eight local agencies have been awarded a total of over $20,000 for their work in providing meals, operating food pantries and helping residents grow vegetable gardens.
Flooding in August, vandalism and unexpected asbestos have pushed back work on the grocery store, but the owners hope to open by the end of January.
"I want a place that people come and feel welcome," Mariam Maldonado said.
A grant of about $158,000 grant will go toward helping Luna's Groceries set up shop in the Allied Drive neighborhood that has had challenges with food security for years.