Customers and staff say sale of Forest Hills Foods is a done deal

6:43 PM, Nov 13, 2012   |    comments
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Grand Rapids Twp, Mich (WZZM) - A popular grocery store, Forest Hills Food, in the Forest Hills area could be purchased by Spartan Stores.

It has customers, concerned. Mary Wachter has been going there for 25 years. "They have anything I want. If they don't, they'll order it. Always plenty of check-outs open and everyone is so nice."

Established in 1959, Forest Hills Foods has been the hometown grocery store for residents in Ada, Cascade and Grand Rapids Townships. Someone is always there to take your groceries to your car and the store is always busy. "You walk into the store and you feel vibrant. The staff is working, customers are finding what they need, there's a positive energy that you don't get in another store," says Marsha Clifford.

The owner of Forest Hills Foods wouldn't comment about the possible sale, but customers say they've already heard from friends and the staff that it's being purchased by Spartan Stores, the nation's 11th largest grocery distributor, based in Byron Township.

"I just hope that the new owner will continue excellent service and produce they have here," says Chuck Law.

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