Hometown Foods

Just as the closing date for Hometown Foods approached, the citizens of Hubbard were again faced with life without a grocery store. Without one for almost a year following a natural gas explosion in 2000, the Hubbard Economic Development Commission was formed. It raised money through community donations to build a new store. The HEDC is again involved in saving it.

Nineteen years ago this month, Hubbard's only grocery store was destroyed by a natural gas explosion. The town went without a local store for the better part of a year until a group of locals stepped up to build a new one and an owner was found.

This year, the town was threatened with the loss of its grocery store again when Hometown Foods owner Lyndon Johnson announced he was selling his chain of grocery stores. He planned to close if a buyer wasn't found by Dec. 31.

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