A holiday weekend request for 150 individually cased Italian sausages was no problem for the butchers at Randy's Market.
"Not many other places can make that happen," said Dave Withers, co-owner and butcher at the store. "We probably sold about 3,000 hamburger patties around 4th of July weekend."
But between ongoing and recent road construction, business at Randy's Market waned in the past few months. The grocery store - and anchor of Orland Plaza - closed Saturday after 25 years in business.
A brief ceremony was held, where Pastor Don Borling of All Saints Lutheran Church shared prayers and his personal feelings on the closure.
Dozens of supporters wiped away tears, hugged each other, reminisced and voiced their appreciation to Withers, co-owner Rick Huff and the store's staff–many of whom were still bagging groceries.
Rick Huff asked people to keep his father Randy, the store's original owner and namesake, in their prayers and thoughts, as he is battling pancreatic cancer.
Both Huff and Withers have alluded to possibilities, but haven't confirmed their plans post-Randy’s. Both said they are focused on finalizing the closing. But they both also said they will help each other, and their former employees, in any way they can.