A spokesman for Metropolitan could not be reached for comment on the investment. Brad Halverson, vice president of marketing at the chain, was quoted in the Puget Sound Business Journal saying that it was “business as usual” at the chain. “The capital that we put into the company gave the owners some liquidity, but they are all continuing shareholders in the business, and they continue to operate the business,” said Babson. “We are pleased about the new ...

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