SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (WGGB) – Big Y has announced that they will be closing one of their South Hadley locations.
In a statement released Wednesday, Big Y says that they will be “consolidating their business” from the Newton Street store to their other South Hadley store on Willimansett Street by February 9.
The pharmacy at the Newton Street location will be closing earlier the rest of the store, on Saturday, January 19, so that all prescriptions can be transferred to the Willimansett Street store by Monday, January 21.
The Newton Street Big Y World Class Market opened in 2003 after the Springfield-based company acquired the A&P Super Foodmart.
The decision to close the store, the company says, was a result of a lease that was set to expire soon along with “a recent customer business review, which included an evaluation of the competitive markets within the area.”
Big Y notes that while they have been able to place at least 50 of the Newton Street employees to the South Hadley store as well as other Big Y stores in the area, some employees will be laid off. The company will be offering assistance to those employees with job searches and financial counseling.
“It is always difficult to close a store. We appreciate all of the help and support from our Newton St. employee team, along with our loyal customers who loved shopping there. We look forward to continuing to serve the South Hadley community with World Class Service in our Willimansett St. market for all of their grocery and pharmacy needs,” says Big Y President and CEO Charles D’Amour.