SOLSC Day 18
Several years ago our one and only grocery store in the Hegins Valley closed. I was upset. Not because now I would have to travel 20 miles instead of 2 when our milk supply was low. I wasn’t even upset by the fact that I wouldn’t get gas points that I could use to get money off the price per gallon of gas I bought at the pumps over there.
No, I was upset because there would be no more in store restaurant. Yes, in the little alcove next to the deli counter there was a restaurant. It didn’t seat more than 30 people. There were always daily specials. The salad bar, though small, had a nice variety of items on it. There were always two kinds of homemade soups.
The place was always crowded. It was a nice gathering place for the valley folk. You could have breakfast, lunch, or dinner and then do your grocery shopping.
Now it would be gone. After a year of waiting Redner.s bought the market and reopened the store. Now I would not have to travel far for groceries. However, they decided not to reopen the restaurant. Instead they used the alcove to house the bread items. Bummer.
Redners has been operating for a few years now and I just recently read in the local paper that they are planning to reopen the restaurant. Yippee! The bread will be relocated to a different area of the store and the restaurant is going back where it was. I am sure that I am not the only one in the valley that is thrilled by this.