Losing Piggly Wiggly raises many questions

info@islandpacket.comFebruary 19, 2014 

The news is very distressing to hear.

Closing Piggly Wiggly is like taking prayer out of schools.

Community values are declining and the interest of residents displaced. I do not believe the store on Boundary Street in Beaufort is not performing as well as the others. Let us hear that from manager Donald Goodwine himself and I will believe it then. Inquiring minds want to know why the store is not performing well.

I've shopped Piggly Wiggly from childhood to my current age of 62, a senior citizen of this community. I was raised on the Pig when it was on Port Republic Street, then further down Ribaut Road near Dr. Arthur Jenkins' office, to its present location on Boundary Street.

Piggly Wiggly is located where town folks, old people and the walking young can depend on it without having transportation. You are greeted there with warm, hometown greetings and hospitality.

Why such short notice? Think the natives will have too many questions? What do they mean the area has become more commercial than residential? Not true.

Governing forces are becoming too commercial; the dollar is put before residents. Oh yes, residents still live here. This is like taking prayer out of schools, Christ out of Christmas -- just sell, sell, sell us all out.

You could have let us have a funeral to mourn our loss.

Gwen Jenkins-Speller

Lady's Island

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