The impending closure of a Sam’s Club in Natomas is less heart breaking than Saturday’s closing of Wishing Well. (Though it should probably freak us out more, since Walmart (parent company of Sam’s Club) was cited as the reason Wishing Well can’t compete.) Only the coldest market capitalist robot isn’t sad to see his or her favorite local business go under. Wishing Well was one of my favorite local establishments and I’m actually saddened to see it go.
So what I want to know is, what business, if it were to go under tomorrow, would cause you to run screaming down the street in your underclothes? What is the absolute most you are willing to take? What’s sad about this question is that a few years ago I would have said Tower. From an emotional standpoint I’d have to say Jimboy’s, and from a rational standpoint Raley’s/Bel Air.