Business update 5: Opening of Market Basket, it may not happen?

New market basket in Bristol plaza.
New market basket in Bristol plaza.
Market Basket is faced with numberous problems in the past two weeks with the company's  removal of Arthur demulas, the companys CEO, people have been protesting and the stores seem to have no food now, what this has to so with the store in south attleboro is that due to the new fallout with the remouval of Arthur the new $7 million store may never open, also Bristol plaza (where the store was built) is report lay suing demulas for violation of lease by not opening on time, there has also been speculation that they are going to sell the store, and as for Market Basket its self, they better get there act together or else they might go under,  post your comments about this story or what may happen because of this,
Kerry Anne April 15, 2014 at 09:17 PM
Open already , I will shop here, cause they have good prices and variety... ,,,,, and I live in Rhode Island,,
Derek Duchemin June 05, 2014 at 09:12 AM
The open date still has not been determined, I am waiting for more news so I can update the story more.
Michael June 05, 2014 at 11:23 AM
I actually forgot when the original opening date was for them to open. Here we are in June and still nothing! I did read in the Sun Chronicle that it cost them $7.5 million to build this thing. So maybe sometime this year it will open.
Michael Kroo June 05, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Talk about it! I have a friend that lives nearby Nashua NH (where MB competes w/ a variety of food retailers) and now Shaw's has gone down in price (or MB has gone up) that there is barely any difference once you talk you can print out a $5 off coupon good on a $50 order for Shaw's anytime you want at recyclebank.com 2x a month per person w/ doing an activity that maybe takes a minute or so. Agreed we should also attract a Trader Joe's. I do find comparable Trader Joe's products to be more expensive at MB and the jobs Trader Joe's creates are high paying for retail, which makes more of a difference than if you just open a store that pays market rates.
Derek Duchemin June 06, 2014 at 09:15 AM
well Michael Karoo I cant post another update until I get more info, I may have to get some off the sun chronicle but I still have to get more info.


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