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.