MONTE VISTA—A family-owned grocery business that originated in Oklahoma has purchased Jack’s Market as they seek to move west into the Colorado grocery market.
Logan Moore and his family are the new owners of Summit Market in Monte Vista.
“We took over on April 28,” said Moore. “We finally got the sign changed last Wednesday, because we needed to wait for people to come and complete that process.”
Moore said it took nearly a month before the sign company could make time to take the old Jack’s Market sign down and he did not want to do it himself.
“That is too tall for me to get up there and do it,” said a laughing Moore, with a slight Oklahoma accent.
They are still waiting for the new sign, which should arrive within the next few weeks.
“We hope to build on what the Planes started and continue to grow it doing whatever best serves the people of Monte Vista,” said Moore. “This will make our fourth store, and I will be in charge of all of them, but I will be around here.”
The other stores are in Skiatook and Tulsa, Okla. and one in Springfield, Colo. and are a family business run by Moore and his father.
“I am third generation; my grandpa started it and got us hooked into the grocery business,” said Moore. “My dad has been involved for more than 25 years and I have been since I was born.”
Moore said he knows firsthand how all the various departments of a grocery store: dairy, meat, produce, general merchandise, you name it.
“I learned how to do everything,” said Moore.
Moore graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in finance and accounting.
“I grew up in a grocery store and I liked it,” said Moore. “I wanted to get into the number side of things and learn how to make the business work.”
The Moores decided to come to Monte Vista, because there was already an existing business with a modern building and they liked the community.
Moore said they want to support the community and provide what is needed in any way they can. For the complete article see the 06-26-2014 issue.