Adams Big Y Closing: Company Working On Shuttle Service
As remaining items get picked off the shelves after the announced closing of the at Big Y in Adams, residents without means of transportation could soon struggle to buy groceries.
The Berkshire Eagle reports that in announcing its impending closure of the Myrtle Street store, Big Y recognized that it was the town’s only supermarket and said it would provide a shuttle service between Adams and its nearest Big Y location in North Adams.
However, as of Friday, the company was still ironing out the details of how a free shuttle would operate. The Springfield-based grocery store chain, which has 82 locations, cited the small size of the store in justifying the closure. Roughly 90 jobs are being eliminated.
The state’s Rapid Response Team will be in Adams today to help dozens of Big Y employees navigate unemployment.