Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Loyalty over tragedy: longtime Martin's customer returns after shooting

VIDEO: A longtime Martin's shopper says the tragedy at the Cobblestone super market won't stop her from shopping there.
Posted on Jan. 17, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 17, 2014 at 2:34 p.m.

This week, returning to Martin's Super Markets signifies more than just customer loyalty. For those that went back to a store where a shooting occurred Wednesday night, it's a way to show support for the community over tragedy.

Maria Hartman said she has several friends who work at the store, and she frequents the Cobblestone location several times a week.

"The tragedy that happened will not stop us from going back in there," she said Friday.

Tthe store reopened at noon on Friday. Those who waited eagerly at the door to go back said the Martin's Super Market will still be part of their lives and they were grateful for the friendly employees who were there to greet them.

 In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Baltimore. If Pierce keeps this up, he soon might be known as a premier NFL running back. For now, the third-year pro carries this label: The Man Who Replaced Ray Rice.(AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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