Robie’s Store in Hooksett is looking for someone to love it
By BENJAMIN C. KLEIN
Union Leader Correspondent | September 29. 2013 9:39PM
Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corporation President Robert Schroeder said he has spoken to multiple people interested in keeping the Hooksett landmark open. (BEN KLEIN PHOTO)
“I think Robie’s is very important to the town in terms of its history and culture,” Shankle said. “People in town care about it ... someone will jump in, so I am not worried; all will be well.”
He said he has spoken to multiple people interested in keeping the doors open.
The Robie’s Country Store Historic Preservation Corp. bought the building in 2000 from the Robie family, which had owned it for five generations. The deli and breakfast spot has long been a campaign stop for candidates in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary.
Schroeder acknowledged that Chouinard would be hard to replace.
The store has been designated in both the state and national registers of historic places.
“We are looking forward to regaining the old customer base and hope that people won’t forget about us; I feel like we are a vital part of the community,” Schroeder said. “We want to be here and continue in that role.”