I am shocked that the powers that be have decided to close Merceds Orchard Supply Hardware. I am a senior with a disability and to find what I need at the big box stores is very troublesome.
OSH always had adequate help, unique items and that great old-fashioned customer-is-number-one attitude.
I work in retail, and a few years ago a store nearby started remodeling. Soon a sign went up outside that read Pharmacy. We told our manager and he pulled our contract showing that our store has exclusive rights to a pharmacy on the block. Soon, the remodeling stopped and the sign came down.
I say that it isnt over until the fat lady sings. Just because theyve started the closing process doesnt mean it cant be stopped. Merced is losing its good stores despite the fact that its a university town thats growing.
Please dont close Merceds Orchard Supply Hardware!