Webster, NY

End of an Era: Iconic Store to Shut Its Doors After 70 Years

Ash Jurberg

Longtime Webster grocery store will close in June after 70 years of business.

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It has been a tough few months for the retail grocery industry. Big chains such as Walmart and Target have been forced to close stores.

Now Hegedorn’s, a longtime Webster grocery store, is closing. The market located on Ridge Road has been operating for 70 years; however, due to financial issues has made the decision to close.

The store will close in June, and the business is assisting employees in finding new positions.

"Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to weather the storm enough, and we’re at the point right now business-wise where the competition was a little too tough, and we’re just not able to continue past June of this year. It seems like there’s a lot out [of jobs] there right now, a lot of availability. We’re working with a few other local companies to place them. I really think our employees are awesome. They’ve been fantastic. They’re the best and I think they’re going to have no problem finding other jobs in this climate. Hegdorns Market Manager Jon Gonzalez.

It is a blow to the local community in Webster, many of whom have been shopping at Hegdorns for years.

For the latest list of retail store closures in New York, you can check this article. You can also follow me to keep up to date with all the latest business developments.

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