It’s closing time for a Fairway Market in Fairfield County.
Signage has been posted at the grocery store on Canal Street and adjacent liquor store saying that the Fairway Market in Stamford will be closing down after months of speculation.
Signs have been posted on the market that state "store closing," "everything must go,” ”nothing held back,” and other warning messages.
According to the Stamford Office of Economic Development, plans are now for the store to close around Friday, Aug. 20 as the developer searches for a replacement operator following the company's filing for bankruptcy earlier this year.
When the store closes, it is expected to impact at least 109 employees, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. The company had previously sent the DOL letters warning of the store potentially closing in January, April, May, and June.
“Any ‘plant closings’ that occur at the Stamford Stores are currently expected to be permanent, as are all employment losses at these stores,” Charles Farfaglia, Fairway’s senior vice president of human resources, said.
“For all other locations where the company does not currently have a contract with a buyer, if the company does not enter into a contract with a buyer, or offer an employee an opportunity to transfer to another of the company’s stores, the company currently expects that the entire plants are to be closed and all separations at those locations will occur according to the schedule.”
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