A&P Seeks 4 Westchester Store Closings

On Wednesday, A&P requested permission from a bankruptcy court for 32 closings, including 4 Westchester locations.

Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company announced plans yesterday to close 32 stores including 4 Westchester supermarkets including A&P locations  in New Rochelle, Port Chester, and Greenburgh and a Pathmark in Hartsdale.

According to a report by real estate information service CoStar,  A&P has filed a court action for permission to close 32 stores in 6 states. If approved by the bankruptcy court, the report says, liquidation will begin on April 15 and the stores will close on April 30.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner used his Twitter account to address the A&P closing, saying he had already reached out to Kmart and was also considering a farmers’ market to fill the vacancy in his area.

A&P, was founded in 1859 and operates 395 stores in eight states and the District of Columbia under the following names: A&P, Waldbaum's, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh and Food Basics. The chain closed 32 stores last year and filed for bankruptcy protection in December.

At the close of trading yesterday, A&P stock was up 7.14 percent closing at 0.225.

Angela Molinini March 11, 2011 at 07:22 PM
I'm sorry for your loss, too, Lynn. I am also sorry that they are closing the A&P on Pelham Road. I usually walk to it. I get exercise and it saves on gas.
NANCE March 16, 2011 at 04:23 PM
I am not surprised about the A&P closing on Pelham Rd. It was dark , dirty and dingy. All of you that say they feel bad must be crazy. You should shop at Met if you live in that area and want to get in and out fast. At least the fish is fresh not like the A&P. The only good thing was that they were opened later then MET. I wish they would put a Planet Fitness Gym there. That is what NR needs a low cost gym.
Michael Woyton March 16, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Was it the best store in New Rochelle? No, but it was convenient (it was a 10 minute walk for me) and had some good sale prices. I shop at the Met, too, but only if their prices beat the competition. That said, a gym within walking distance would make me happy too.
Shiny March 17, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Closing the 'Pathmark' on central park avenue in Hartsdale is Shocking!..So Many of us LOVE that particular Pathmark..It has Great prices & is Very convenient for many senior citizens..It is always Busy so I don't know why they chose this one to close!..I wish there was a way to keep that closing from happening...
Ellen Stern August 21, 2011 at 07:53 PM
I seldom shopped at the A&P in Port Chester, although a friend swore by it. It was pricey and made poor use of its enormous space. The entire shopping center is unattractive for the most part and seems underused. That said, I am sorry to hear of yet another grocery store closing in the Sound Shore area. I saw somewhere that TJ Max was interested in the space. Does anyone know anything about this? I would welcome this development, as there are also very few places to shop for clothing, etc. in the area.


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