For months, Liz Watts has been searching for a new Aurora location for the food pantry she started just before the pandemic began in 2020.
Her wishlist is relatively short: air conditioning, adequate parking, and a ground-level entrance for shoppers who are elderly or disabled.
“You’d be surprised how hard that is to find. But, you know, the biggest bar to clear is discrimination. That is my biggest problem,” she said in October, after looking for six months. “Once people hear what I do it’s, ‘Oh, no, we don’t want your kind of business in this complex.’ That’s what they say. They don’t even try to hide it.”