Darrell from Jeff City, MO. on 03/24/2012 09:59 AM:
That's too bad, I've always enjoyed stopping in there if for nothing else than another snack and soda or water like I already had in my handlebar bag. They will be missed, pleasant people are one of life's premiums. We need more of them not less.
To say "another one bites the dust" sounds callous, but... In the past couple of years along the trail several businesses have closed, taverns, B&B's among them, and now the Peers Store. WE, the Katy Trail people, are part of the mix of clientele that keeps these small locally owned businesses alive and hopefully growing. I won't go into my "buy local" buy "Made in the USA" rant, but for some of these businesses their existence is, at times, tenuous. To be mindful of the impact we can have on the businesses along the trail, could help them and in turn help us, by them being there.
Sometimes when your headed out to the trail, pass up the "MegaMart" and patronize those that depend on your business, they 'will' miss you.
In case you are wondering, I don't own a business anywhere, and really, there is only one business on the Katy Trail whose first personal name I know, and that is Dotty.