Hungry Jack's General Store

A group of residents and investors is trying to raise $7.25 million to purchase Hungry Jack’s in Wilson, using a community-owned business model. So far nearly 150 parties have commited to buying “membership units,” which cost $25,000 each.

The next stretch of the real estate relay race is on for the community-owned business initiative hoping to buy Wilson’s beloved mercantile, Hungry Jack’s.

On Dec. 14, Hungry Jack’s Company, the committee orchestrating this complex purchase, committed the first payment of earnest money. Wilson resident and committee organizer Marc Hirschfield could not disclose the sum but said it is significant. The group is aiming to raise a total of $7.25 million to buy the business and property.

Contact Tibby Plasse via 732-7071 or jlove@jhnewsandguide.com.

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(1) comment

Judd Grossman

Seems expensive for a small grocery store. I love Hungry Jack's and don't want to see it change. How does that happen at a $7.25 price tag? I don't blame the owner for asking what the market will bear. I also don't blame people who have wealth wanting to pay a premium to preserve a beloved neighborhood store. Is this like when the community pitched in to save the Hardeman fields from development? It basically comes down to whether people with a lot of money are willing to spend big to preserve the character of the community they love. I'm ok with that. I'm also ok with Jackson Hole being preserved by and for the rich. I just want it preserved. I'm grateful for rich people's preservation efforts. On the other hand, paving over South Park, or putting 16 unit apartment buildings in single family neighborhoods in Town in order to house rich people's servants is massively destructive. Help us preserve all of JH not just the rich people's enclaves and lifestyles. The only reasonable place for dense development is in the commercial corridor of Town.

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