|Updated: 10/07 10:01 pm
||Published: 10/07 9:49 pm
Some North Tulsa shoppers said they feel short-changed as shelves at the Gateway Market, near Pine and Peoria sit empty.
"Now one thing they had a good stock of chitterlings," said Kavin Ross.
Ross said selections have been limited for months.
"I went to look for potato salad," said Ross. "There were no potatoes, there was no salad. It was no potato salad."
Many shoppers told FOX23 they thought the store was closing. Ross didn't understand how the inside of Gateway Market looked more like a food desert.
"It looks like we're going downhill with this store," said Sandra Cornwell.
Management would not allow FOX23 to record video of barren shelves.
"Is the store closing?" said Ross. "Give us some answers."
In a phone conversation, general manager Cindy Perez said, "I'm not entirely sure what happened. We do have a big problem with theft. Just trying to play catch up and trying to get control of the situation and we'll be restocking around Thanksgiving."
"One display had empty beer boxes," said Ross.
Ross said the store's space has dwindled, and many vendors have left.
"I just wish they did have a good store in the area. There are enough people to have a good store," said Cornwell.
For now, some said they don't have a choice. They'll be taking their business elsewhere.
Perez is also asking customers to have patience with them, because their best interest is in the community and the store.