By Paul Schmitt
A local grocer is marking their 50th anniversary in business this month. Econofoods, founded in 1968 by Jim Tadych when T & C Markets started in Brillion, has been serving customers in Sturgeon Bay since 1981 when the first warehouse-style store opened in the area. Store Manager Jon Calhoun says working for a family-owned and community-minded employer is what stands out most to him.
Calhoun has been the store manager for the past six years in Sturgeon Bay. He says Econofoods is in the people business and happen to sell groceries.
(photo taken during a past live radio broadcast, Calhoun, Nick Freimuth of WRLU, Dennis Ott and Nancy Hutchinson of Door County Adopt-A-Soldier)