LETTER: Safeway staff will be greatly missed

Reader thanks those who worked at downtown store closing soon

To all the staff of downtown Safeway who have served myself and my family for 40 years and my business for nearly 19.

I would like you to know that you will be greatly missed.

Coming to your store as I did, often two to three times a day, has always been a pleasure. I would like to name each one of you individually but this would not be practical, so I hope my name will register with you all.

Since my first visit to the original store on Kipp Avenue up to the present day, each and every one of you has excelled with your warm personality and your customer service.

Shopping with you was never a chore, you made my day by your friendly greeting and I always felt good when I left.

I will always see your store as one the last of the “family” grocers, where everyone knows almost everyone and nothing is too much trouble.

Those of us who are seeing the closure of our “corner store” are really saddened and I and my family would like to wish you all the very best of good fortune and happiness in whatever path you are now choosing to take.

Maybe it is a sign of the times, some call it progress but there are many of us who liked things just the way they were!

Thank goodness we will still have Derek and all the wonderful pharmacy staff!

No more popping in for a cooked ham and a happy “Hello” after a hard day at work!

Thank you for all being such great neighbours.

We will miss you all.

Anne Hails

Dickens Sweets

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