Bread of Life Market set out to be the locally run low-income alternative to grocery stores like Hy-Vee and Fareway in Charles City. This was becoming the case until they moved from their location on Wisconsin Street to South Grand Avenue. Employee Allie Novak and ownership squarely believed foot-traffic and support after the move, would be way higher, if not the exact same. However, today, Bread of Life Market announced they will soon be going out of business.
Novak says she hates to see all of these Charles City businesses closing – especially those that are locally owned. She explains the store would be thriving right now if only the community better understood that the business model is not income specific – the store is open to everyone.
The store’s Facebook post announcing the closing reads:
“IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART THAT I AM ANNOUNCING BOLM IS CLOSING. STARTING TODAY STOREWIDE CLEARANCE DISCOUNTS UP TO 25% OFF. HURRY IN FOR THE BEST SELECTIONS!!!!”
The Bread of Life Market doesn’t currently have an official shutdown date.