Point Roberts Marketplace owner Ali Hayton wants to dispel rumors in the community that the local grocery store will be closing if the border isn’t open by May.
“As difficult and trying as the past year has been, we are increasingly grateful for our devoted and dedicated employees and our fabulous and supportive customers,” Hayton said.
Despite an over 70 percent decrease in revenue Hayton said they had aggressively pursued funding to keep the store afloat, such as the federal Paycheck Protection Program and state and federal grant opportunities. “We will continue to apply for grants and subsidies to get us through this so that we may be a source of stability for everyone here on the Point. We are so grateful for the support and encouragement and trust bestowed upon us by this loving community.”