I am one of the shoppers who visited Oak Park Market not long after it opened, walked through every aisle, and walked out. Three times, in fact, because I wanted to give the store a chance. I told my wife the store wouldn’t last a year.

Why? Because price matters.

All the hand-wringing about alleged lack of public awareness, or supposed unwillingness to travel five blocks, or traitorous failure to support local establishments misses the point.

Price matters.

I would say the same thing to the owners of the Living Fresh store on Roosevelt Road. There’s a reason your store is empty. Non-competitive prices.

Bob Stigger

Oak Park

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