St. John residents pack town hall meeting over loss of only grocery store

The community of St. John packed a town hall meeting Sunday night after the town’s only grocery store announced it is closing in less than two weeks.

It was standing room only for dozens as more than 200 people showed up. Many came with words of frustration and disappointment after hearing about the store’s abrupt decision.

“If you’re serious, clip your Dillons card,” said a resident from Stafford. “Kroger is doing you guys bad.”

“I think the fact that they’re giving us two weeks tells us what we need to know,” said St. John mayor Juliann Owens.

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