SLO Fresh Market closing
January 18, 2013
After more than 50 years in business, SLO Fresh Market on Laurel Lane is closing. [KSBY]
In about 45 days, the neighborhood market is slated to close its doors leaving 13 people, including one who has been employed there for 44 years, out of a job.
The market’s owner, Gwen Schmidt, told KSBY that the Laurel Lane shopping center was sold and the new owners will be renting her space out to another business. Because her rent has tripled, she was forced to move.
“My customers are my pride and joy I always say,” Schmidt told KSBY. “I have the best customers in the whole world they’re like family to us. I don’t think anyone realizes how important this store is to the neighborhood.”