Quigley, Local Officials Call for Reconsideration of Grocery Outlet Closure
9/25/2018
HARRISBURG – Rep. Tom Quigley (R-Montgomery) joined with Royersford Borough Mayor Jenna Antoniewicz; Limerick Township Board of Supervisors Chair, Elaine DeWan; and residents in opposing the planned Oct. 30 closure of the Grocery Outlet store in Royersford. The three sent a letter to Eric Lindberg and MacGregor Read, who are Grocery Outlet’s co-chief executive officers.

Park Town Partnership LLC, the building’s landlord, was recently informed of the closing by receiving a letter that was provided to Quigley’s office.

“I am concerned about the closure of the store and the abrupt notification. The landlord has a seven-month notice for non-renewal per the original lease agreement. This short notice gives customers very little time to find any alternatives to their shopping needs,” said Quigley, whose legislative office is also leased from Park Town Partnership.

Many local residents depend on the Grocery Outlet store in Royersford for their needs.

“The location is ideal for shoppers who walk from Royersford Borough and Limerick Township. It is also heavily patronized by those on fixed incomes and senior citizens looking for bargain prices that Grocery Outlet offers,” DeWan added.

Since it has a business model where more stores are independently owned, there may have been issues trying to implement that model at the Royersford location.

“Grocery Outlet stands for high-quality, wholesome foods for families on a budget. Our community responded to that business mission, and we respectfully ask Grocery Outlet Inc. to reconsider its decision to close the store and to instead continue to search for possible owners,” Antoniewicz concluded.

Representative Tom Quigley
146th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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