Marietta’s Life Grocery Closes After Nearly Half a Century of Service
After 43 years serving patrons throughout the Atlanta area, Life Grocery Store at 1453 Roswell Road in Marietta closed its doors for the final time in January.
Life Grocery, a pioneer in the organic and natural food market through the years, was founded in 1976 by a group of Life College students to promote and support healthy eating and lifestyles.Due to declining sales, increased competition and rising costs, the cooperative has been unable to update its aging refrigeration units and computers and its POS, phone system and physical facility.
“It has become clear to us that, with these dynamics, along with changing market conditions and shopping culture, we can’t continue to operate our business profitably,” says general manager Ronnie Hudson. “It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that we announce the closing of the store.
“We are so very grateful to the thousands of members who have patronized and supported Life Grocery through the years. We also want to acknowledge our dedicated employees, especially our long-term managers, who have been with us for up to 25 years. It has been a pleasure being of service to the community,” says Hudson.
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