Weyers Cave grocery store closing its doors after over 30 years

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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A second local grocery store in the Shenandoah Valley is closing after years in business. Weyers Cave's Super Save Food Market is closing by June 1.

Randy Harris runs the store with his father, Paul Harris. Randy said his dad has been in the grocery store business for more than 60 years, and they've been at the store in Weyers Cave for more than 30 years now.

But Randy said his dad is retiring, and he didn't want to continue the store without his dad. Both Randy and Paul said over the years, they've had great employees and customers.

"This community supports us well, it's really nice to have gotten to know the community, and for them to have supported us through all this time," Randy said.

Paul said a lot of people in the area will miss the deli and bakery. He said they have lots of customers who come into the store every day or every few days to get food from the deli. Chad Slagle has been coming into the store every day for the past year.

"I'm familiar with all the people in here, so not seeing them on a daily basis is going to hurt too," Slagle said.

Randy said they're working with a company to sell the store during April and May. If it doesn't sell, they plan to close on June 1.

Super Save isn't the only store closing its doors. In the town of Shenandoah, the Shenandoah Grocery is closing for good this summer after four decades in business. Co-owner Mike Sullivan said they couldn't keep up with competition from big chain stores like Walmart or Food Lion anymore.

In Weyers Cave, the only grocery store left after the closing of Super Save will be Dollar General. Aside from that, people in the area will have to head either south into Verona or north into parts of Rockingham County for larger grocery stores.