I heard that Ron and Linda decided to retire [update 3/16: Linda had broken her back and couldn’t run the store anymore] and it sure would be nice if they leased their little market to someone local with a vision.
While I really wanted to support Rogers’ Market, there was just NOTHING I could buy there except for the occasional 6-pack of Pilsner Urquell. They carried it for a good price, but since I rarely drink beer, I only bought some once every couple years or so. I don’t smoke cigarettes, I don’t buy lottery tickets and I don’t buy GMO foods. I’d love to be able to buy fresh fruit and veggies.
Gas & Grub is supposed to reopen the Meadview Market, possibly in January, and Dollar General is supposed to be building the new store across from Canyon’s End on Pierce Ferry.
Quite frankly, I’d rather not see the Dollar General CORPORATE invasion into Meadview and in the almost 14 years I’ve lived here, I’ve had no need for ANY market and I buy my fuel in Kingman where it’s cheaper. While I realize that the absence of a market and gas station hurts tourism, I didn’t move here to see tourists.
I LOVE that property prices are so incredibly low as we have had visitors who are looking to purchase cheap real estate in my neighborhood (Unit 7).
We’re creating a community with no need for markets selling cigarettes and toxic food. We’re growing our own organic greens and we’re bringing in organic foods. It’s efficient and it works. Quite likely we’ll eventually open a co-op store selling real food.
The awful real estate market does hurt people who HAVE to sell and I feel bad about that, but most people in that situation have done NOTHING to make Meadview a more desirable place to live.
CLUE: Few people want to live among MCA Nazis who tell them how they have to live, that they have to pay for facilities they are NOT allowed to enjoy with non member friends, that they can’t drill a well, can’t hang their clothes on a clothes line, etc. etc. etc.
I plan to sue the MCA in 2014 as I’ve been too busy with our many projects to work on that. I’m encouraging our friends and neighbors to NOT pay their MCA dues. Already over two thousand properties are delinquent and of course I will NOT pay the MCA dues bill I received today.
The Meadview elitists can do whatever they want. We don’t live “in” Meadview, but 6 or so miles south of “town” and aside from the occasional trip to the post office and for co-op deliveries, I rarely get to Meadview.
I love living in the Joshua Tree desert.