Jewell residents raise money to save town's only grocery store

 

Jewell residents raise money to save town's only grocery store

By Cynthia Fodor, KCCI

JEWELL, Iowa — A small Central Iowa town has lost its only grocery store. The Heartland Market in Jewell has closed.

With approximately 1,200 residents, Jewell citizens now have to drive 10 miles for fresh fruits and vegetables.

The owner of the market is closing stores in five other small towns. But Jewell residents aren't about to give up their groceries just yet.

Residents are forming the Jewell Market LLC and have sold 130 shares to raise $220,000.

It's not the first time the town has saved a store. They did the same thing when the hardware store closed in 2001 and now it's thriving.

 

Source: KCCI