By Jake Lee Green
Kern Valley Sun
The Lake Isabella Boulevard Grocery Outlet project is nearly completed with a few details needed to finish the project and ready itself for the grand opening. One of the primary factors in the operation has since been fulfilled. Who will own and operate the new addition to Lake Isabella?
These questions have been answered in the arrival of owner/operators the Roberts family. Stayce and Janet Roberts were awarded the Lake Isabella Grocery Outlet after having completed a 6-month Aspiring Operators in Training Program that offered them a chance to maintain the duties of overseeing the new grocery store.
“Our primary focus is to learn the Lake Isabella community and spend our time trying to deliver healthy, organic, and most importantly, affordable food offerings for this community,” said Janet Roberts. “If customers tell us there is a certain item they would like to see in our store, it’s our job to try and make that happen for them.”
Stayce Roberts is from Canadian, Texas and recently managed the Mammoth Lakes, Calif. Rite Aid for nearly 10 years. Janet Roberts is from Lancaster, Calif. and has owned several companies in the past. She is former management for the Bishop, Calif, Rite Aid.
The Lake Isabella Grocery Outlet is planning to open in December with The Roberts eagerly awaiting to serve the community in person.