Beshara's Market Goodbye

It's with a heavy heart, and much thought, that I have decided to sell Beshara's Market. My beloved father, George and his brother Mike, started this market almost 90 years ago. What a run we have had — it's all because of you!

Our much loved customers kept our family business going for decades. I still hear stories about how kind our dad was to his customers, helping them out in their time of need. Many of you still reminisce about our spitfire Mom, Isabel, and her Lebanese cooking that would fill the store with delectable smells.

My brother John, sister Shirley, and I, grew up above the store and learned quickly about the family business. I was nine years old when I first stood on a milk crate to stock shelves! Beshara's Market was one of, if not the busiest, corner stores in Bennington for many years. Our family will carry that legacy with us forever. We are proud of what our dad accomplished. He came to America from Beirut as a teenager, barely getting out that country alive.

This September, we will pass that torch to new owners. I'm happy to announce that Beshara's Market will remain on the corner of Park & Scott Streets. The new owners love our store as much as we do. They will renovate, and reopen the business soon. Please welcome them into the community like you have to us all these years.

After working for 50 years, I am ready for a break. I will still be around, and you may even see me in the store from time to time!

From the bottom of our hearts, the Beshara family is grateful for all our loyal customers, and their support through the decades. From the heavens, I know George, Isabel, and Diane are all smiling down on us.

From me, John, Shirley, Jeffrey, John Anthony, George, and my dear cousin Joyce, who helped me to reopen the store, and all the extended Beshara family, you will forever be in our hearts.

Thank you. God bless & much love.

Joanne Beshara


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