News Update!!: ZachNews Coverage: Needles, CA: Price shock over a week after the Bashas grocery store closed.
ZachNews has the latest information regarding the search for a new grocery store to replace the Bashas grocery store that closed on Friday, May 9th, 2014 in Needles, California.
ZachNews was there when the doors to the Bashas grocery store, located at 1010 East Boardway in Needles, California, closed to the community on Friday, May 9th, 2014 just after 6:00pm PT.
ZachNews obtain this picture of this written “Out of Business” sign on a door to the old Bashas grocery store in Needles, California as people continue to come by.
With the Bashas grocery store being closed since Friday, May 9th, 2014 in Needles, California, families and individuals the community are heading to mini marts, liquor stores, and discount stores to get their groceries and well many of these stores are doing their best to fill in the gap, keep their shelves well stock, and making sure that their customers are getting what they need at their store, a sad and disappointing trend has been spotted by people in the community and the concerns raised of stores rasing their prices on grocery items like milk, cheese, bread, and canned goods has now become real.
ZachNews has obtain this picture of a gallon of milk at $7.29 at the Rite Aid store next door to the old Bashas grocery store in Needles, California.
Rite Aid store customers and the community are not pleased at their sticker shock prices and are going elsewhere to buy milk and eggs.
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, tourist heading out onto the Colorado River either have to pay more on what they want or go elsewhere to buy their groceries or to enjoy the Colorado River as their stop at the old Bashas grocery store is no longer a choice.
People able to get a ride, can afford a taxi ride, or have their own vehicle are traveling to grocery stores in Arizona to buy grocery items not found at all mini mart and liquor store.
From the Best Buy Market located at 8892 Arizona 95 (Mohave Valley Highway) in Mohave Valley, Arizona, to the Smith’s Food and Drug Store located 4747 Arizona 95 (Mohave Valley Highway) in Fort Mohave, Arizona, people are buying their groceries in Arizona like they buy their gasoline.
On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, ZachNews learned from officials at the County of San Bernardino Office that people using the W.I.C. program can use W.I.C. card at the Smith’s Food and Drug Store in Fort Mohave, Arizona.
People living on a low income budget, people on government assistance, and people with no transportation are deeply affected by the lost of the only grocery store and are trying to do what they can to feed themselves or feed their family.
People in the community are also heading to food pantries around the community to get food.
Families and individuals were seen waiting to get County of San Bernardino Commodities at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Downtown Needles, California on Saturday, May 17th, 2014 and sack lunches were given out to families, the elderly, and individuals on Monday, May 19th, 2014 at Santa Fe Park in Downtown Needles, California by caring and friendly volunteers from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Needles, California.
Over a week after Bashas grocery store closed, the sadness and anger remains around the community at both Bashas Corporate Headquarters and the City of Needles for not doing enough in getting new businesses into the community and for not preparing years ago in case Bashas grocery store closes.
Those has been no new information or updates from the City of Needles, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels, or from Reliable Properties.
Needles City Manager Rick Daniels told ZachNews after the Needles City Council Meeting held on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 that there is no new information or updates since last time; 3 are interested, but nothing official.
Rumors of grocery stores such as Albertsons, Ralphs, and even a Walmart Express has been going around, but at this moment, still nothing to officially confirm.
ZachNews is staying on top of this news story that is affecting the community of Needles, California.