Greg's Market to close on Wednesday, April 1
MIDDLEBURY — Greg’s Meat Market will officially close its doors at the end of its final business day, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1.
Greg’s co-owner Bart Litvin has issued the following statement to the Addison Independent regarding the status of the independent grocery store on Elm Street:
“Greg’s Meat Market is closing their doors at the end of business on Wednesday, April 1. Revenues were unable to service the debt, thus forcing a transaction. There is a potential sale, which Greg’s is still negotiating. We believe the county needs an independent, locally owned source of groceries and are hopeful that either a buyer or an entrepreneur will revive the grocery business at this historic location. To our many loyal customers and partners, thank you.”
Greg’s has been paring back on staff and inventory in recent weeks. Rumors of a store closing have circulated among Greg’s dedicated clientele for at least a week.
The store has been operating as Greg’s since 1981.
Litvin and Lisa Hartman purchased the store from longtime owner Greg Wry in December of 2009. Wry established the supermarket in place of Stan’s Shop & Save back in 1981. He had previously worked at the former Middlebury A&P for 22 years — 19 of them as manager.