Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Good Neighbors, Good News for Norm's

Last month we heard the distressing news that Norm's Beer and Wine in Vienna would be forced to close. The grocery chain Fresh Market had a non-compete clause in their lease for their new store neighboring Norm's. A grass roots movement began in an effort to save the popular Norm's. In a time when hear of independent businesses being forced out by large chains, Fresh Market declared it was going to be a good neighbor. The Washington Post reports:
Just when you thought chain stores were taking over the planet, chalk one up for little Norm’s Beer and Wine store in Vienna. And maybe give a little credit to the chain grocer that once threatened them, The Fresh Market, which has now agreed to let Norm’s stay in its cozy spot just off Maple Avenue at Branch Road.
Fresh Market has lived up to it's Community-focused pledge. Welcome to the neighborhood!

H/T to Tom at Yours For Good Fermentables.

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