Workman’s IGA in Chapmanville has announced, after being in business for 60 years, it will soon close its doors.
In statement posted to the business’s Facebook page, the owners and staff of Workman’s IGA, Robert and Velma Workman and Kent and Rhonda Justice said, “It has been an honor and privilege to provide the Chapmanville area with fresh meat, dairy, produce, and groceries. We hate it most for our top notch team of employees. We hate it for the community as well because competition keeps prices where they should be. Plus we are going to miss our customers.”
The owners went on to say they are ready to retire and explained they had grown weary of increasing government intervention saying, “Because federal, state, and local governments are so overbearing with laws and regulations, it is hard for small businesses to exist. Workman’s IGA is closing…because running a small business, especially a grocery store, is just no fun anymore.”
In their post, the group denied increasing competition from larger chain stores had been a factor in the closure of Workman’s IGA and encouraged local people to continue supporting local businesses saying, “We have had great support from our community through our 60 years.”
Workman’s IGA will host a liquidation sale offering steep discounts on selected items. The sale will continue until all of the store’s inventory has been sold. The group closed their Facebook post saying, “Thanks to our customers for 60 great years. It has been quite a ride.”