Some of you may have gotten a phone call recently asking you to take a survey about grocery stores. A few of the questions have sparked speculation about who may be coming or going. It’s not known who was conducting the survey, but here’s what reader Nancy tells us:
I took a survey by phone tonight about area grocery stores where I shop, what I like etc. The last quarter of the questions focused on what I might like should the Magnolia Thriftway be replaced with a different grocery. I did say that I’d shopped most recently at the Thriftway, so that may have been why the final questions focused on that grocery site. Maybe they are looking specifically at that site, or maybe finally the Albertson’s? Anyway, the range of possible new stores ran the gamut from a discount/very little service store to Safeway to Trader Joe’s to an “upscale market with fresh fish and a large Asian food section” to Met Market to PCC.
You can rest easy Thriftway fans. We talked with Emily Penhollow, a member of the family that owns the Magnolia Thriftway. She tells us the store is doing very well and isn’t going anywhere. Emily is aware of the survey and says it is quite upsetting to her family. She doesn’t know who is behind it, but says the Magnolia Thriftway is here to stay.