Cadiz landmark grocer closes doors after 30 years of operation in downtown
May 21, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A battery of lawsuits may have been the reason behind the closure of one of Cadiz’ oldest family owned grocery stores over the weekend. Signs greeted customers early Sunday morning following the apparent closure at the close of business on Saturday night at Washer’s IGA.

Clifton Washer purchased the store after he moved to Cadiz in 1966 and was for many years known as Washer’s Cee Bee Foodliner. The store joined the IGA chain in September of 2003. Washer’s IGA was owned and operated by brothers Chris and Daniel Washer.

Originally known as Rawls’ Cee Bee Foodliner, the store opened in 1952.

At the time of the change, the Washers said they chose the IGA brand because they felt the name and company wide reputation was a better fit for them and the Trigg County Community.

Attempts were made to reach the owners, but Chris Washer told The Cadiz Record that he had to attend a meeting Tuesday morning with brother Daniel and would be unable to comment until after press time.

The Cadiz Record learned Monday morning that the City of Cadiz had not issued an occupational license for the store either in 2007 or 2008. In the suit, the city also alleges the store failed to pay any taxes on earnings since the third quarter of 2006.

For more on the closure of a Cadiz "icon" read this week's Cadiz Record.
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