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A Special Anniversary and not what you are thinking

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Our local grocery store just celebrated 5 years of local ownership
by over 140 shareholders. Tonight was our annual meeting and we
rolled out plans to build a new grocery store. It is a very ambitious
project. We would more than double the floor space we have now
in a 2 story building that was built in 1938 and started out as a hotel.
It was converted to a grocery store in about 30 years later. It is a
beautiful brick building but it has many issues, from a leaky roof
to floors that are starting to sag. Our current manager is a work
horse and has such foresight in the daily operations. I think he
spends an average of 12 hours a day there. Things are constantly
changing and the variety of products offered is unreal.
Tonight we shared the floor plan for the new building in a location
on the highway. It would be the only grocery store on that
highway for 100 miles. We are hoping to proceed with funding
to get this project off the drawing board and into reality. We are
talking of $600,000 to $800,000. This in a little town of 602 people.
I do believe it can be done and yours truly was the person who
finally made the motion to look ahead to the location on the
highway, instead of trying to build on Main Street. It would have
meant demolishing 3 other old buildings and adding even more
to the cost of a new building, just in preparing the site for
construction. Now, we will see where this goes.
So I am very pleased that the other shareholders are behind
us. It is exciting and a little scary but I know we can get it done.
So, my dear Sparkers, pretend this venture is your weight loss
journey. It is scary to try something new. It is daunting to think
of how far you have to go. But if you take it one step at a time,
even so, you will get there in the end. We all have fears of
failure but let's keep moving forward. Together, we can do it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening.
HUGS!
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GABIBEAR 3/16/2013 1:07AM

    Sounds wonderful Marsha!!! Congratulations on the project and your great input! I wish and pray for your success! And what a great analogy to compare it with our weight loss process!!! Kudos! I hope you have a great weekend!

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 3/15/2013 8:45PM

    Sounds like a really great plan. Just think of all the healthy, fresh food that would be available to people! Fabulous!! You WILL get it done too!!! No question about it. emoticon emoticon

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SHERYLP461 3/15/2013 7:19PM

    fantastic

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/15/2013 7:03PM

    this is so awesome you are so outstanding .

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COMPUCATHY 3/15/2013 6:59PM

    Wow...that is so cool! Wishing you the best! Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you! Enjoy! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 3/15/2013 3:17PM

    emoticon idea! Hope it all flies smoothly! emoticon

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SUNNY1432 3/15/2013 2:30PM

    Wonderful! I'm glad everyone is on board!

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JUSTA123 3/15/2013 1:31PM

    That is really awes emoticon ome!

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 3/15/2013 12:45PM

    Oh wow. Way to go!!

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MAGGIE101857 3/15/2013 9:05AM

    Best of luck on this new adventure! Sounds exciting and challenging! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 3/15/2013 8:56AM

    Small town living...just the BEST! And if ANYONE can move mountains...it's YOU...our Lzzygirl hero! emoticon

What an exciting venture! Can't wait to hear all about it! emoticon

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GGCHET 3/15/2013 8:32AM

    this sounds wonderful. Small Town Living.
How I would love to give it a try.
Where are you? That you are so involved is
just grand....Plus I bet you can make sure they
stock just the products YOU NEED!
Be sure to Include Walden Farms:)

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ANNIEONLI 3/15/2013 7:05AM

    Just what I needed to read this morning!!
Congrats on the new venture!!! Good luck! You can do it!!!

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WISLNDR 3/15/2013 5:23AM

    What an awesome project and an important addition for the community! I look forward to hearing more about this as you all move forward. It IS like a Spark Journey, little steps moving toward an exciting goal.

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GINILEE4 3/15/2013 5:13AM

   

I love that your town works to keep itself together and current to the needs of the community. You are such an active part of what is happening where you live. You are inspiring not only here but I suspect in many areas of your life. SOunds like a new store could be a very profitable venture. Keep us informed as to new developments.


Gini

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KATHYJO56 3/15/2013 1:05AM

    Take the first step in faith and you will be well rewarded. emoticon

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FROSTY99 3/14/2013 11:02PM

    I come from a small town of similar size and it has lost it's grocery store so I know how much this means to all of you. Here is wishing you much success as your go forward with your plans.

Pat

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TLG71567 3/14/2013 10:50PM

    That's awesome. Congratulations on all your plans. Talk about ambitious. I hope everything goes well.

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ZOORHO 3/14/2013 10:49PM

    wow cool.


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