February 3, 2010
(WELLINGTON, Kan.) The owner of The Apple Market, a longtime, locally owned Wellington grocery store is closing its doors. "With added competition, and then with the downturn in the economy, kind of made it to where we had to make some choices so we decided to go ahead and close," explained owner, Tim Voegeli, who operated the store for the past 10 years. Reporter Video: Megan Strader on Grocery Store Closing in Wellington The store has a lot of longtime, loyal customers who all say they just can't believe it. Carolyn Schwabauer tells Eyewitness News, "Just last night when we got our newspaper, I was shocked.