Locally Owned Grocery Store Closing Its Doors

By: Josh McComas Email
By: Josh McComas Email

GRAYSON, Ky. (WSAZ) -- When many people see a "Going out of Business" sign they think of getting a good sale price, but for one community they see it as having to pay a greater price.

Justice IGA, in Grayson, Ky., is a locally owned grocery store that's closing its doors after being open just a few months, according to store owners Johnny and Lanette Justice.

The cost of operating the store along with the competition from large grocery stores forced the Justices to end their family business of nearly 60 years, according to Lanette Justice.

"I hate it for my employees, we had a top notch team of employees in here, I hate it the most for them. I hate it for the community because the competition keeps prices where they should be and I'm going to miss my customers" Justice said.

Justice says their hope is to have another business in the building soon and that "when one door closes, another one opens."

At one time the store employed 38 workers but is currently working on a reduced staff of about 16.

No word on when or what new store might reopen in the building.

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