If you’ve been to the Grove Corner Market recently, you may have received a flyer from a friendly employee addressed to the market’s “Friends.” The flyer begins: “We know you love us being here. We sure love being here and want to stay. And the truth is that at the current rate of sales we can’t make that happen. We need your help. If everyone just made one more—even small—visit a week, or spent an extra 5 or 10 dollars when you do come in, it would make a significant difference.” The flyer mentions several other ways to support the market, including meeting friends there for coffee or a beer or even a meal. “Use the space!,” the flyer urges, “if there’s anything you think would generate traffic, and want to help make it happen, we want to hear about it. We want nothing more than to serve as the community market. If you want that as well, please show up for us … and bring a friend!”
The Grove Corner Market is located at 771 Haywood Road, and can be reached by phone at 232-4354.
— Mannie Dalton