Hannaford To Close Massena Store in July

Hannaford To Close Massena Store in July

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Hannaford Supermarkets announced Wednesday that it will close its Massena store on July 21.

In a statement, Hannaford said it "made the difficult business decision to close the supermarket, which has not met financial expectations."

The store is located in the St. Lawrence Plaza on Route 37. According to Hannaford's statement, its lease was up for renewal.

"We are announcing this closure nearly eight months in advance to give as much notice as possible," said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman, in the statement.

 "We will continue to provide customers with the same products and services they expect from us in Massena through July 21."

The store employs 62 people, with the majority of those individuals working in part-time roles.  They learned of the store closure date Tuesday morning.

Any employee who does not accept a new position with Hannaford will receive severance and support services to find alternate employment, Blom said.

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