Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

David Muir Foods Store Purchased/delivery Expanded

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

David Muir Foods Store Purchased/delivery Expanded

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Home delivery is alive and well for at least one Oklahoma City grocery store.

Crown Heights Market, 3726 N. Western Ave., is expanding its home delivery service, store manager Tom Lokey said Tuesday.

Lokey, one of the partners who purchased the store last week, said service will be used to promote the store to increase business. The store was known as Dave Muir Fine Foods.

"We will have a nominal charge, which will cover only our costs, so the delivery won't be profitable," Lokey said.

"But, we would expect it to bring in new orders, to increase our sales."

The delivery service was started by former owner Dave Muir to assist elderly customers and shut-ins in the store's shopping area, Lokey said.

"We will expand it and promote it more," he said.

Lokey also said his store is not unique in offering the delivery service, that several other small markets offer the same thing.

"There's nothing unique about this, we just plan to promote it more and use it to promote our store.

"I've heard of several stores which offer delivery service on a smaller scale," he said.

The reason the service will be expanded, Lokey said, is that the store has several customers who place large orders for delivery.

"We think this could be good for us," he said.

Lokey said the partnership which bought the store will be dissolved and a corportation formed today. He will be secretary as well as store manager, and Kenneth L. Rainey will become president of the corporation.

Other partners, J. Michael Lee and Jackie S. Lokey, Tom's wife, will be on the board of directors, Lokey said. …

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