I am both shocked and frustrated reading that the Lake Kathryn Food Market is to be turned into an Ace Hardware. This has been a main reliable source of groceries for thousands of people in the local community, many of them elderly, for many years. Losing this market will have a huge impact on the people who rely on the convenience of a small local grocery near a pharmacy and post office. I personally have shopped there almost weekly since it opened and prefer it to a megastore.
I do like Ace Hardware and shop at the store in Gig Harbor when I need paint or nails or a shovel, but I more frequently require bananas, bacon and bread to sustain me. I do hope the owner will reconsider this withdrawal of a vital service for the local community and others who appreciate and depend on the service provided to us by the Food Market at Lake Kathryn.
Jenny Balman, Wauna
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