Pair of Local Genuaradi’s Stores to Close by Year’s End
A pair of popular grocery stores in our area will be closing up shop by the end of the year.
The Genuardi’s supermarkets in both Egg Harbor and Barnegat townships will close this coming December.
Safeway, which is theÂ parent company of Genuaradi’s, failed to find a buyer for the supermarkets.
Genuardi’s, a Philadelphia-based, family run grocery store, sold nearly all of its Pennsylvania stores earlier this year.
More than 150 people could lose their jobs with the local closings. Employees were told that the storeÂ on Fire RoadÂ in EHT and Bay Avenue in BarnegatÂ would be closed as of December 15th.
The timing couldn’t be worseÂ with the holidays being so close.
Genuardiâs will be the second supermarket, after Pathmark, to close this year in the area. Collectively,Â these two store closings are going to have aÂ impact on the shopping habits inÂ Atlantic and Southern Ocean County, not to mention the impact on local employment.