Sonora’s “Favorite” Kitchen Store, located in Sonora, CA, has closed. Owners Joan Nolan and Eva Espe cited retirement for the closure.
“We would like to thank you for all your support over the past 12 years shopping at Sonora’s ‘Favorite’ Kitchen Store. We will miss seeing all of you! Retirement will be our new venture… Once again, thank you for your loyalty. It’s been a pleasure serving you over the years,” was posted on the store’s Facebook page.
The store was previously listed for sale in 2015 as the owners began making plans to retire, according to The Union Democrat, a local news outlet.
“We’re so very fortunate for the locals who support us. I hate to sell it, but we’re past the age to retire, and the store is ready for some young blood to take it over,” Espe said to the media outlet in August 2015.