On April 3, 2024

Killington Deli family reflects on 39 years at the helm

Dear Editor,

After 39 years of business, we are happy to announce our retirement and the sale of the Killington Deli and Marketplace. We would like to take the opportunity to thank our community for all your love, friendship, and support over the years.

Moving here in 1985 from New Jersey, not only did we feel that Vermont is a beautiful place to live, but that this community is the reason we chose Killington to raise our family. We never imagined that our little “Mom and Pop” store would become a such a wonderful gathering place for the whole town!

The community of Killington has offered so much to our family, and we look back on all of the great people that helped us along the way. We are appreciative of all our employees and their families that have helped us grow to what we are today, especially Val Hannan and Andy “Oooph” Smith. We also appreciate all of the support from the teachers in our school and our School Board, Killington Resort, Killington and Pico Mountain Junior Programs, volunteer coaches and all of the programs through our Recreation Center, Sherburne Memorial Library, Our Lady of the Mountains Church, Killington Chief of Police, Killington Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders, Sherburne Women’s Club, The Rotary Cub, Killington Chamber of Commerce (KPAA), our Board of Selectmen, and all of the businesses here. It truly does take a village!

As we begin this new chapter of our lives, we will continue to cherish all the great memories we have of the Deli, and the new ones to come. All the laughs, good times, stories, and camaraderie will forever remain in our hearts. We have seen our community come together, not only in the good times we’ve shared, but even in the hardest of times. We, as a family, are forever grateful for that.

We plan on staying here and enjoying our home, family, and friends, because there’s no place on earth that we would rather be. The only difference there will be is that now you will see Cliff on the other side of the Deli counter!

To all our friends and neighbors, we want to say, ‘Thank you.’


The Koch Family: Cliff, Sally, Nancy, Annie, Jenny, and Molly

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