A Letter To Customers From Market Place and King’s Market

Dear Customers,

Thank you for your support and patience during this time of COVID-19. We continue to work hard to ensure that you and our employees stay safe and well stocked during this period. We have already discussed many of the measures we’ve implemented in this regard but will be initiating more – and could use your help:

  • We ask that anyone who has symptoms of being ill to stay away from the store.
  • Please only bring a necessary number of people with you to shop. This will keep the congestion down a bit.
  • Please bag your own reusable bags or use our bags. We love reusable bags but this is a new health recommendation to ensure bags aren’t bringing in unwanted germs. We aren’t saying no on reusable bags.  We’ve been advised that the best approach is to allow them but not bag them ourselves. 
  • We have installed hand-washing stations, please use these when you come into the store, and any other time you feel it is necessary. When in doubt, please wash.
  • Whenever possible, please keep a minimum of six feet apart from the nearest individual.
    We have initiated a couple of measures to specifically help the 65 and over and other high-risk individuals:
  • Pick up service at Kings for 65+ and high risk individuals . You order your groceries online (http://www.kings-market.com/online-order.html) and they will be delivered to your car at Kings.
  • Shopping time just for 65+ and high-risk customers at Marketplace – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-10am

At the same time we are working persistently with our suppliers and alternative suppliers to keep the stores as stocked as possible. The stores have not been up to our quality standards but we are optimistic that we have seen the worst and it will be gradually improving over the weeks to come.

Together we will get through this. Thank you for your reasonableness and kindness during these unusual and trying times.

Stay San Juan Strong,
Verne, Ashley, Libbey and all of us at Kings and Marketplace

Posted on March 29, 2020 at 5:35 am by

Categories: Community, Dining, Health & Wellness


  1. Vern, you and your extensive team are wonderful. Thank you for your hard work and caring.

    Comment by Susan Kollet on March 30, 2020 at 12:14 pm
  2. In light of the unprecedented situation we all now find ourselves in, it should not go without notice that many in our community whom would normally not consider themselves “first responders” are now finding themselves in just that role. We are referring to our grocery and store workers. While this should not in anyway diminish the ongoing sacrifice and risk our traditional front line responders endure. They train for and in most cases accept it as part of their job/career. Not so for the average person working at the hardware, grocery or pet stores. Lets keep them in our hearts and prayers as we move through this situation. Take the time to in anyway possible to thank these folks for the tremendous sacrifice and risk they are all taking to help us all during this time. Show these people respect and be patient, they are your neighbors. Just a thought. Tommy & Colleen Conver

    Comment by Tom & Colleen Conver on March 30, 2020 at 12:33 pm
  3. So many of us that are so grateful

    Comment by Jane Burton Bell on March 31, 2020 at 4:22 pm

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