Roger’s Market Place in Mountlake Terrace is expected to close at the end of the month.
The closure comes after the store’s owner, Roger Bottman, passed away on Jan. 21. Bottman has owned the store, located at 23120 56th Ave. W., since 2002. Roger’s Market Place has been a Mountlake Terrace staple ever since.
Bottman is survived by his wife of 40 years, three sons and one daughter. He was 75 years old.
Store manager Fred Gibson said Bottman was the one who really ran the store.
Starting Wednesday, everything in the store is on sale. Merchandise will be 20 percent off until Feb. 21, then 30 percent off until Feb. 24, then 50 percent off until Feb. 27, then 70 percent off until the end of the month.
The store has 18 employees.
Officials at the Concern for Neighbors food bank are sad to see the market go.
“We want to thank them for their support of our food bank throughout the years,” Anne C. Peterson, executive director of the food bank, said. “They have donated food to our food bank and we will miss them. From all of us at Concern For Neighbors Food Bank, we want to wish all of the employees there much success in the future and hope they all find employment quickly. Thank you again Roger’s Market.”