Anderson Place Market closing doors
ROSEBURG, Ore. -- After new owners bought the building that houses a landmark Roseburg business, they will be closing their doors, bringing sadness but fond memories from their customers.
Anderson Place Market is described by some people as a second home.
Customers have been coming in and out of their doors lately to say hello to the owners and share their memories.
Darwin Durchanek is one of those people. "I've come here since I was in high school," he said. "I'm 25, it's part of Roseburg."
Bill Zerbach says coming into the market always made his day. "When I leave, I'm always in a good mood, that's for sure," he said.
Owner Dan Cossey says he and his wife Kathy have run Anderson Place for 25 years.
He said it's where their daughter grew up. They even had a special job for her. "She used to get up on top of the coolers and watch for shoplifters," Dan said. "She'd put holes in the signs."
After being told they wouldn't have a home for Anderson Place, Dan says they are going to call it quits, and don't plan on re-opening somewhere else. "We were given notice July 3 that we had 30 days to leave the property. We're not going to go anywhere," he said. "We're just going to quit, we're going to go out of business and that's going to be it."
He says this is a place where many friendships started. "You get to know the people and they get to know you," he said. "We've made friends and lost friends."
Customers say they'll never forget the store. "Neat people run it," said Zerbach. "It's a neat place and something that's going to be missed."
The owners say that while Anderson Place will no longer be open for business, they're at least able to take their memories with them.