The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 June 2005

Got any salsa for those chips?

Nichols Dollar Saver in Marietta was the last supermarket in all of Love County, and now it's closed, apparently unable to pay the $14,000 monthly rent demanded by the building's owner in Florida, a figure that has also discouraged the Homeland grocery chain from taking over the location.

This is what I found most perturbing:

"We have a casino, but we don't have a grocery store," said Pat Eggleston, director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for Love and Marshall counties.

Supermarkets in Ardmore, or in Gainesville, Texas, are about twenty miles away.

Posted at 1:25 PM to Soonerland

Sounds like somebody needs to exercise eminent domain.

Then again, the market will probably take care of that problem. Eight or nine thousand a month will soon be much preferable to 0 dollars per month.

Posted by: Dan at 4:24 PM on 17 June 2005