Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:00
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 20:00
To The Editor:
I am saddened by the unfolding events regarding The Schoolhouse Market,
but also understand that there are two sides to every story. I shop at
The Schoolhouse Market, love having a neighborhood store and hate to
see it leave.
I have no connection to Rootswork, but I do know some Rootswork board
members, have served on other boards with them and have great respect
for their opinions and judgment.
I believe that the Rootswork board did not arrive at their decision to
evict The Schoolhouse Market easily or capriciously; the negotiations
have been ongoing since last November. The purpose of a board is to
have a group of people with different viewpoints who can talk through
ideas, various pros and cons, and come to a well thought-out and
If you look at the Rootswork board members, you will see a wide
cross-section of people, all of whom live here and are volunteering
their time to serve on this board. I respect their process and their
decision; ultimately Rootswork is the caretaker of the building with
the responsibilities that come with that role.
I am sorry that this chapter of The Schoolhouse Market is ending on
such a difficult note but, as with some relationships, it seems to me
there are irreconcilable differences and that divorce is the best
solution. I wish the Faillaces, Bruce Fowler and Rootswork the best as
they each move on.