Opinion: Sears Hometown store owner has fond memories
To the Editor:
I was the most recent owner of the former Sears Hometown store. I just wanted to let our loyal customers know how deeply appreciated they are.I spent many years getting to know our North Country people and enjoyed assisting them with their Sears needs, 22 1/2 years, actually. I have many fond memories of those interactions within my career. Customers have become friends along the way.
We served a broad area, as we were the last remaining store around. It was a sad day when I had to place a "CLOSED" sign on the door. Manufacturing and supply chain issues were not improving fast enough for my comfort. I could not confidently renew my contract with Sears (not lease) and feel financially stable.
The effects the pandemic has had on the world have blown my mind. My staff and I will work elsewhere. Just about everybody needs good help right now. I am in the process of determining my next workplace. I will miss you and hope we meet again.