A South Sound grocer announced last year as a major retail anchor tenant for an ambitious Tacoma mixed use development has backed away from its commitment.
Marlenes Market & Deli wont be opening its third store in Point Ruston next year, Marlene Beadle, the markets founder, confirmed Monday.
The family just didnt want to do the risk, said Beadle. It just wasnt the right timing for us.
The market founder said she favored the expansion, but other family members thought the financial exposure was too great.
We took a vote, and my side lost, she said. You just cant fight City Hall.