Letter to the editor: Store of our dreams now on the market

My name is Margo Roleau, and my husband John and I own Village Green Market in the New Haven Village. The store has been serving this community for over 200 years and we have owned it for just under 2 years. 
In November of 2016 we received word from our neighbors who owned it at the time, that if someone didn’t buy the store before the end of the year they were going to close the doors. Not being able to fathom a New Haven without the store, we quickly struck a deal, temporarily closed the store and got to work giving it a much-needed interior face-lift. Since reopening in February of 2017, we have worked hard to build up an inventory and menu that will attract locals and visitors alike, while keeping the community and country store feel that it has always had. 
We have many, many dreams for all the wonderful things the store could do. Reviving the store has been so important to us, but having three kids age six and under and owning and operating another business right next door has stretched us quite thin these past few years. We find that there are not enough hours in the day to do all the things we have dreamed up. So, with that in mind, we have listed our beloved store for sale, in the hope that we will find someone who will love it and give it the time and energy it deserves so that it can continue growing and serving our community. 
It is our hope that some community member(s) or someone who would thrive being at the center of our community will come along and scoop it up. Anyone seeking additional information should contact Bryan Phelps at Stonewell Properties: [email protected].
John and Margo Roleau
New Haven

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