Saturday, November 04, 2006

Community Store Update

A number of readers have asked about the Community Store, and wondered when it will reopen. Rob & Sundae have encountered some unexpected problems. They have posted the following message on the Post Office bulletin board. I thought our readers would be interested in being kept up to date.

"So why hasn't the Community Store opened yet?

We share your disappointment that the Community Store is closed, and we're sorry for the inconvenience. We've run into some problems in getting the store up and running, and to dispel rumors we'd like everyone to have the same information:
  • Nash-Finch, the grocery wholesaler that delivers to the Variety Store and used to deliver to the Community Store, has told us that they WILL NOT deliver to the Community Store again. It isn't "profitable" for them.
  • We really hoped we could order from SuperValu/Richfood (they supply Conner's in Buxton and Village Grocery in Avon), but they WILL NOT bring a truck to Ocracoke.
  • We've considered lots of other options including buying a truck and getting the groceries ourselves, but none of those ideas are workable.
Unfortunately,without a grocery delivery the Community Store can't be a grocery store.We'd like to thank all the people who've helped with the cleaning and fixing up, and all the people who've told us how excited they are about the store re-opening. We've done so much to get ready that we hate to give up on our plans and we hope that something will work out.

We'll keep you posted.

Sundae and Rob
October 31, 2006"

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