Tuesday, 28 January 2014 02:40
The owners of a south city grocery store are asking their customers to help them keep their doors open. Local Harvest Grocery in Tower Grove South is facing imminent closure if the owners can't raise $120,000 by February 7th.
The owners, Patrick Horine and Maddie Earnest, posted an open letter on Facebook Monday asking their loyal customers for help. The pair operate the grocery store and two cafes and feature locally grown food. Ibn the letter, they say their failed expansion into Kirkwood was a devastating blow to the company's finances.
Earnest tells Fox 2 News they're asking customers to invest in the future of their neighborhoods and locally produced food. "What we're doing is reaching into the community and asking them if they want to buy a punch card to our cafes or a gift certificate that you agree not to use until 2015," she said.
Earnest says if they don't reach their goal, customers who buy the gift certificates will be refunded. She says they're also looking into discussions with new equity partners.
Give certificates can be purchased at the store, or online at http://igg.me/at/localharvest/x/1107661.
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