Local Love Letter - The Co-op
n four weeks we will
bid adieu to the
Co-op, just short of 18 years as co-managers. We are beginning to understand why past employees have said how hard it is to leave. This place is special; a small independent grocery that continues to thrive after 41 years. That is unique in these times. Quick responses to customers’ needs by a conscientious staff contribute in large part to the store’s success, as well as the continued generous support from members and patrons who believe in our mission and enjoy shopping here. We are so optimistic about the Co-op’s future, spearheaded in 2014 by new management with fresh ideas for delivering delicious food to the Stevens Point area.
We are proud of the work we have done here together, and thankful the Co-op took a chance on us all those years ago.
This job has challenged and changed us; for the better, we hope. We will miss this place.
Our favorite Co-op goodbye came from past employee, poet, and friend, Erick McGinley: “I want to leave little yellow post-it notes with something special and profound on each brick. I want to spend a day with each line and laugh as the world curves around us.”
We wish the best to new co-managers, Bridget Lohr and Heidi Sprecher Katzmarek, and the entire staff.
See you around the Co-op!
Norah and Maggie
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