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Ken's Interview

By Lucas R.

Q: Do you like your current location?        

A: I love hearing kids play and I like this side of Queen Anne and I like the kids' business. 


Q: How much money do you get from the Coe students alone?       

A: About 25% of candy and ice cream sales. 


Q: How long have you been in your current place?     

A: I have been here since 1988, for 35 years starting when I was 15 years old. 


 Q: Do you think that you are efficient in sales?         

A: Definitely. 


Q: What got you into this business?    

A: I grew up just up the street, and my mom said get a job, so I did, and I never left Ken’s. 


Q: What did you want to be as a child?           

A: I wanted to be a firefighter. 


 Q: if you could change one thing about your business, what would it be?           

A: I would sell clothing. 


Q: How has running this business changed you?        

A: It made me think about how much the community relies on a grocery store nearby. 


Q: Do you have any tips you want to share with the school about running a successful business?      

A: Always be friendly and personal with customers. 


Q: Do you find yourself too busy at times?      

A: Yes, running a grocery store is a lot of work because there are so many different foods and gluten-free and dairy-free variants. 

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