Long-time Lyndonville store shuts down

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Sharon Gray closed the Pennysaver Market on Main Street in Lyndonville on Monday night after 35 years in business.

Gray posted a farewell note on the front window, thanking her customers.

LYNDONVILLE – In her 35 years of running the Pennysaver Market on South Main Street, Sharon Gray catered to the community, offering grocery items and then expanding to hardware, videos, a deli, finger foods and pizza.

“She gave her heart and soul to the people of the town of Yates and the village of Lyndonville,” said John Belson, the Yates town supervisor.

Gray on Monday closed the business.

“She will be sorely missed,” Belson said. “She worked with the community, whether it was the Lions Club, the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts.”

He would see local organizations frequently having bake sales at the Pennysaver Market. Gray was a good employer to six local people as well, Belson said.

“She took care of the employees like they were her family,” he said.

Belson said the town will try to help find a new business to use the space.

Dawn Metty praised the Market for serving good pizza, and offering a variety of products.

“It was nice and very convenient,” said Metty, the deputy town clerk in Yates. “I’m sad to see it close.”

Lyndonville resident Fae Woodworth said Gray is well regarded by residents.

“She tried to fill a lot of needs in the community,” Woodworth said. “She was a hard-worker who did a marvelous job. She did a real big service in the community.”