Sue Feeley announces retirement and sale of Jimmie’s Market
Friday, May. 23
Sue Feeley, owner of Jimmie's Market for the past 39 years poses with her cutting block, which has been used to cut meats for customers since 1950. The block will be auctioned online after the business closes.
Fauquier Times Staff Photo/Randy Litzinger
If you live or work anywhere near Old Town Warrenton, you've probably heard of Sue Feeley, owner of Jimmie’s Market on Main Street.
After years of serving customers, clashing with Warrenton's leadership and sharing gossip on her mailing list, Feeley's decided to retire – and sell the building and its contents, too.
Feeley, 70, cited age and the physical demands of her work as reasons for retiring.
She said that what she will miss the most are the people that she meets and interacts with on a daily basis.
“Warrenton is full of interesting, great people,” she said. “Over the years I’ve developed quite a large network to provide gossip for the Soup Broadcast.”
Feeley may be best known for the daily email bulletin that she sends out to residents of Warrenton and beyond. In the bulletins, Feeley holds forth on local goings-on, gossip and, of course, the daily specials at Jimmies.
“My finger is on the pulse of Warrenton,” she said. “When ever people are really upset about something, they make an effort to come in and tell me about it.”
Feeley said that once the shop is closed, she will have to end the Soup Broadcast, because she won’t have access to the information that she does while she’s on Main Street.
(Look for the rest of the story in Wednesday's paper.)
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