Centsable bent-and-dent store to close at end of month

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After nearly nine years of selling bargain foods at Black Corners, the Centsables store has announced it will close April 30.


After nearly nine years of selling bargain foods at Black Corners, the Centsable Discount Market has announced it will close April 30.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce Centsable’s will be closing by the end of April,” said co-owner Lisa Andrews in a Facebook post Wednesday. “It has been a blessing to us to serve our community this way, and we have made so many friends through it. We will miss you all.”

Lisa and her husband, Jason Andrews, opened the discount grocery store in August 2011. They stocked a wide variety of canned goods, breakfast cereals, bake mixes as well as milk and frozen meat — all at 40% to 50% off usual retail prices — but the business was slow to grow.

“We’ve tried a long time,” Lisa Andrews said, “hoping it would get better, but progress hasn’t happened. My hope is that the seed has been planted, and someone else will want to give it a go again soon. Our time is done.”

Andrews said they might close before April 30 if their stock sells out, but the doors will close no later than that.

“Come out and see us again before we close,” Andrews said. “We can’t give you all hugs because of the virus, but we do want to see your faces again.”

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