Recent grocery store closures have cost the city more than 100 jobs, according to this piece in the CT Post.
Food World IGA closed suddenly two weeks ago–another grocer down in a city where high unemployment and competition have started to chip away at shopping options.
“Nobody has any money,” said a man at the Beverage Max next to the closed market. He said he didn’t know why the store closed, but suspected it was a lack of businesses in a tough economy.
Shalonda Chaplin, who was shopping at the 345 Huntington Turnpike complex said she was surprised at how quickly Food World went out of business.
“There’s nothing in there. It’s already empty,” she said.