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?
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.