Carmen's Supermarket celebrates its first year of business in Clarion

Carmen Gomez is pictured with her son Carlos inside Carmen’s Supermarket on 1218 Central Avenue East in Clarion. The family business recently celebrated its first anniversary. Workers include Carmen, her mother, husband, son and young daughter. They also employ a family friend.

On November 22, Carmen’s Supermarket celebrated its first anniversary in business on Clarion’s East Central Avenue. The grocery, which specializes in Mexican and Central American food fare, also stocks some more traditional American food.

Carmen admits they have never had a business venture like this one in the past. “We like to listen to our customers and fill their shopping needs if they ask us for something we do not have available,” she said. Business cards list goods and service shoppers can expect:  fruits and vegetables; money services; cell phone recharges; fax and  email service; meat and seafood. Fresh baked goods are delivered two times each week. Hours are 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sundays.

It was about three months ago that a second portion of the market opened to the west. The Gomez family has added a meat counter featuring steaks, ham, cheeses, lunch meats, seafood and shrimp.

 

To read about the Gomez's plan to open a restaurant in the store, see the December 1 edition of the Monitor.