To The Daily Sun,
As our journey at the East Alton General Store comes to an end, we would like to thank the Alton community for the wonderful experience and absolute pleasure it has been serving such great people. From winning the "Best Convenience Store in the Lakes Region" (due to your votes sent in to The Citizen after we had only been open three months), through a hard winter with little snow or ice that normally brings much needed business, all of you kept us going — making us bigger and better!
Your passion and support for us running the store is humbling and so very much appreciated. We took a big leap leaving a large corporate job of 25 years, selling our home, and taking on a business that had been seasonal only for the past 10 years. With three tough competitors that had key high traffic locations in town, we wanted to set our store apart from the others. Our goal was to combine the love of an old-fashioned general store providing quality, local home-made goods at reasonable prices with the newer interests of specialty markets providing organic produce, grass-fed meats, fine cheeses and craft brews. Your continued patronage made our goal a successful reality which proved to be a worthwhile and rewarding venture.
Please join us on Sunday, June 5, for a customer appreciation day as our way of saying thank you and farewell. We will have food, drinks and prize giveaways (that we had been saving for our grand opening) and special sale prices to clear out any remaining inventory.
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