Concord’s Quality Cash Market looks to reboot

  • Even though Julie Heath and her grandfather Tony Heath still want to concentrate on the strengths of the meat market as the centerpiece of Quality Cash Market, they want to, in a way, reinvent the store to feature more locally made products to make the store unique. “€œWe want a reboot,”€ says owner Liz Duncan. GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff

  • Even though Julie Heath and her grandfather Tony Heath want to still concentrate on the strengths of the meat market as the centerpiece of Quality Cash Market, they want in a way, re-invent the store to feature more locally products to make the store unique. “We want a re-boot,” says owner Liz Duncan. GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

  • Julie Heath has been working for her grandfather Tony Heath for most of her life and she wants to keep Quality Cash Market going. She set up the GoFundMe page to start the “reboot.” GEOFF FORESTER—Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Published: 7/30/2017 9:56:39 PM

Simply put, Liz Duncan and Julie Heath of Quality Cash Market want a reboot.

The Heath family-owned store in East Concord avoided a foreclosure auction this spring and is now working on getting through the construction of the roundabout on Mountain Road near Exit 16 off Interstate 93 that will last until October.

Julie Heath started a GoFundMe page as a way to get the message out.

“I really want to make people aware of what’s going on. I have watched my grandfather (Tony Heath) work so hard for so long for something that I want to keep going.”

Heath started by stocking candy at the Beacon Street location and has worked full time for the last seven years. She started the GoFundMe with a goal of $50,000.

But it is co-owner Liz Duncan that wants to redirect the store to a New Hampshire products destination.

“I do want to do a reboot. I want to keep the essentials – meat is huge for us, it has always been what we are known for. The deli is another added-on piece that we are known for, and I want to keep that.”

But Duncan wants to change up other parts of the business to become a destination store. “I want to make it so we become more localized, more local products,” she said. “I’ve got a whole door of made-in-New Hampshire beer, more local wines to really focus on products that are New Hampshire-based.”

But both agree they want the tradition of the store to continue.

“It’s been a mom-and-pop store,” Heath said. “We have been in Concord for 85 years and that is what our focus is. We don’t want to lose that.”


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