Editorial: With the closing of the local Piggly Wiggly, the town of Summerton finds itself without a grocery store – a must for any decent size town that expects to attract new residents.
While the town struggles to find a solution, the following has
been suggested. If you go to Santee or Manning to purchase groceries,
if possible consider purchasing from the IGA
there, ask to speak to the manager – not
a cashier. Let
the store manager you are from Summerton and that it would be a
perfect spot for an IGA store.
Also, Sam Patel
and his family have moved into a home on Tennis Lane. Sam has added
many items to his Lakeside Market to help out with your local grocery
shopping needs . He has added more frozen and dairy items, plus some
meats. This summer he plans on having some local produce. Please
support them as much as you can. Shopping there can keep you from
having to travel many miles to a major grocery store in another town.
They will also tell you if they have a certain item if you call
Lakeside Market at 803-478-3399.
In the meantime, any other constructive
ideas or actions to bring a grocery store, like IGA
or Aldi, back into Summerton
should be shared with the mayor and town council.