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Market's closure is a real shame | Federal Way letters

To say that I am disappointed that Metropolitan Market is closing in Federal Way would be an understatement.

I have shopped there since it opened and have continued to be loyal to them, even though I could find my groceries at several other grocery stores in the area at a much less expensive cost. But, Metropolitan is my neighborhood supermarket. I know almost everyone there by name. After a while, a store doesn't become just a store, but a part of the neighborhood.

I am happy that no one will lose his/her job over this, but very disappointed in the corporation. However, I guess I shouldn't be surprised. When it comes to corporations, loyalty usually only goes one way. It's a real shame also because I foresee an almost empty plaza after most of the businesses shut down one by one — until Dash Point Village is once again a big empty parking lot with a few businesses barely hanging on.

I have a friend who was looking at houses in the Dash Point area, mainly because that's where Metropolitan Market was. Now he is not going to buy in Federal Way.

It is a great loss for our community, but not completely unforseen. After all, it is generally the ones who can weather financial storms the easiest that are the first ones to abandon ship.

Isabel Cole, Federal Way

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