Mattoon, IL 61938
About Mark's My Store
Locally owned grocery store serving Coles County and surounding area including Mattoon, Charleston, Arcola, Arthur, Lerna, Neoga , Toledo and More!
Mark and Gretchen Elliott purchased the retail grocery business at 1512 Marion Ave. on August 24, 2010. The ownership ended 55 years of store ownership by three generations of the Podeschi family.
Elliott is a familiar face to many Coles County shoppers, having spent 20 years with Walker's Superfoods and County Market. He was a manager for the Walker's for 10 years, including manager of the Western Avenue Mattoon store that included a lead role in pricing and buying for the Walker organization.
"Customer service is number one in my book," Elliott said. "First and foremost, you take care of the customer.
My Store has operated from the Marion Avenue location throughout its history except for a period from February to September 1967. A major fire temporarily closed the store at that location, and it reopened 10 days later at what is now the Mattoon Area Family YMCA. Seven months later, My Store was back home on Marion.