Letters to the Editor

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Tag: top foods

July
23rd

TOP FOODS: Saying goodbye to an old friend

I am devastated at the closing of Top Foods on South Union Avenue. Since I moved to the area 11 years ago, it has become a “good friend.” I stop by every morning of my work week to get my coffee and something for breakfast, and often stop by in the evening to get groceries for my dinner.

The bakery is absolutely the best. I can’t even begin to estimate how many family birthday cakes have been designed by their topnotch team. I will miss my favorite cracker bread, which has become a staple at every family event.

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July
12th

TACOMA: Walmart leads to loss of good-paying jobs

If you don’t count the already worsening traffic, the first casualty of Walmart in Central Tacoma is the closing of Top Foods. It is the loss of good-paying union jobs in exchange for minimum wage jobs doing the same work. In addition, the already rich Walton family has transferred the cost of providing paychecks to their employees and local businesses by issuing debit cards instead of paper checks or direct deposit.

It is important to remember that it is the greed of the Elks Club that is in part to blame. I will continue to shop at local businesses.