Thursday, April 28, 2016
There goes another Fort Worth business because 'nothing was ever done and it just got worse'. It's the FW Way.
If you vote to give the Fort Worth council more money and a longer term, well you may just be as naive as they think you are.
See the goodbye note from Marshall Grain.
"Fewer and fewer of our customers are willing to venture into a neighborhood where the streets are roamed by panhandlers, prostitutes and drug addicts."
Fort Worth Store Set to Close on June 30.
A New Vision for Us Will
Benefit Our Friends and Family, and Make Us Stronger
For over 70 years, our Fort Worth location has served the city and surrounding area, and has played a vital role in making Marshall Grain Company a leader in organic gardening. Many of you have loyally shopped with us ever since our doors first opened on East Lancaster back in 1946. So we know that you will be disappointed to hear that our Fort Worth store is closing.
It was a difficult decision, but a necessary step toward a brighter future for Marshall Grain as a whole. And we want you to hear directly from us the reasons for our decision and our plans for our future.
Unfortunately, the neighborhood surrounding our Fort Worth store has been in decline for many years. Despite concerted effort by the residents and businesses there to reverse the decline, it has become gradually worse each year. Fewer and fewer of our customers are willing to venture into a neighborhood where the streets are roamed by panhandlers, prostitutes and drug addicts. Nor is it a safe area for our employees, suppliers, and others needing to do business with us.
Therefore, as of June 30, our Fort Worth location will close. All of our operations will move to our Grapevine location. Of course, Frosty & Callie will come to live with their cousin Marsha in Grapevine.
Marsha, Frosty, Callie & the rest of us here at Marshall Grain.