There was an outpouring of support and concern after my last post about Stern's Quality Produce Closing Permanently. Hundreds of people commented with a strong desire to see someone else take over the business. Stern's offers a unique presence in the Upper Valley. They sell food that cannot be found elsewhere in the UV. They offer fresh produce at prices that almost everyone can afford. Their absence in our community would be strongly felt by many, including our elderly community and lower-income households.
When I first spoke to the owners of Stern's, it was said that many have asked them to sell the store, but it didn't seem possible at the time. Repairs are needed and there were other factors to consider.
I have received several emails over the past 24 hours from Stern’s customers stating that they have heard rumors that the store will remain open after the new year under new ownership. At this time, nothing has been finalized, but I will certainly update everyone as events unfold. Stay tuned!
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