Grocery Chain Expects to Open This Month in Adams Big Y
IBerkshires.com reports a Connecticut grocery chain will reopen the former Big Y Supermarket on March 29.
The announcement was met with applause as Adams Hometown Market informed the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday that it expected to add the location to its 15-market chain on Monday.
Russ Greenlaw, vice president of operations said his team expected to be in the building and begin hiring .
Big Y on Feb. 14 announced it would close the 50-year-old store and layoff about 90 employees. Supermarket officials put the closure down to the store's small size as it has been expanding and upgrading its more than 80 locations to offer more products and services.
At the time, officials had said Big Y was in talks with another grocer to take over the location and expected to close the market in early March.
Greenlaw said the footprint will basically be the same though there will be some structural changes and the store will not operate a pharmacy.