The Price Chopper supermarket in Vernon will be closing.
A news release the public relations firm for the supermarket released on Monday says the Price Chopper at 35 Talcottville Road will close permanently on May 28.
“Price Chopper has a history in the Vernon community and we value the relationships that we’ve built with our customers, local community and trade partners and teammates. After thoroughly reviewing the store’s current and future viability, we’ve concluded that closure is the appropriate action to take with this location,” Mona Golub, vice president of public relations and consumer services, said in a news release.
The company said it is offering most employees positions in one of three “sister” stores close to Vernon and severance packages and outplacement assistance will be offered to those for whom there isn’t an opportunity.
No other Price Chopper/Market 32 locations will be affected.
“It’s never easy to close a store, but imperative to make business decisions that support the company’s continued health and growth,” Golub added.
The store will be replaced by a ShopRite, according to a release sent late Monday by Waverly Markets, which already operates two ShopRite supermarkets in Connecticut.
The ShopRite will open later this year, but the pharmacy will remain open through the renovations, the company said.