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We already miss you, Melanie.

We already miss you, Melanie.

Once and awhile, God introduces a new path for some of our family members here at Peter Rubi. God has invited Melanie on a new adventure in North Carolina. After some tears, reflection, and begging from Jacqueline to potentially stay in Illinois - it is time to say goodbye to our dear friend and family member, Melanie Romel.


"You are such a joy! Thank you for sharing your life with us at Peter Rubi. Your work ethic is to be admired. Trust your heart in all that you do. We will miss you and will always welcome you back with open arms."


"Thank you for ALL of your help on the grocery team! You were such an integral part of making it work, and you did such a great job! I will miss you! You are such a kind, caring, loving person! I wish we had more time to get to know each other. I know you have to go and God has other plans for you. I will always remember you and the love you brought to our little store in Plainfield! May God’s favor follow you on your new journey and I pray you take a little of us with you!"



"Thank you for being a terrific team player here at Peter Rubi for the past 15 months. I am very glad that you have been a part of the grocery team for the past 7 1/2 months. You have grown in your position by being well organized and taking ownership in all aspects of the job; from making sure grocery is out in the store for customers, to calling and emailing vendors. Your diligence and work ethic have made it a smooth grocery process. Melanie, you will definitely be missed here at Peter Rubi! I wish you the best in whatever your future holds in North Carolina."

- Mary Grace

"It has been such a pleasure working alongside you over the last year! Beyond all the ways you’ve been such a blessing to this business (hard-working, detail-oriented, focused, self-starting, eager to learn, & accountable) you’ve also been a blessing to the team. We could all learn from you how to be more humble and kind, more patient and curious. Thank you for everything you have done to help us grow to where we are now! May the next adventure God is leading you on be challenging, fulfilling, and inspiring! You will always have a friend in me."

- Your fellow crazy-cat lady, Jacqueline

"Thank you for being such a hard worker and kind person. You will be missed!"

- Caitrin


"I still remember the first day you started at Peter Rubi. The way I’ve seen you grow and impact this company greatly impresses me. Before leaving to go to college you were still learning store operations; you’re now running the show! You are the most humble and reserved person I know, and I have learned a lot from you just by the way you carry yourself. Thank you for being you, and I pray that God will continue to bless you and your family throughout the next chapter of your life."

- Mireya Sol

"I see Melanie as a hardworking employee that knows her strengths and more importantly understands her weaknesses. She has evolved into a champion at leading grocery!"

- Andrew

"Even though we haven’t worked together for very long, it was a pleasure getting to know you, and to work with you at Peter Rubi. I can tell how much you meant to everyone by their reactions to your news, and while it isn’t a happy time for us at PR to be losing you, you’re starting a new adventure and will be a super exciting time for you! I really hope that this move goes smoothly for you, and that you continue to thrive at what you do and I wish you the best of luck!"


"Melanie, you have been such an asset to Peter Rubi. Thank you for being patient and kind as you train me. I wish you all the best in North Carolina! You will do great things."