Friday, October 19, 2007

not kingswood market!

no! this is rather shocking. i've lived my whole life (well except for the first few years when i lived in hartford) in west hartford. i went to plant junior high (when there WAS a plant junior high). kingswood has been there forever. i'm sorry it's come to this and i DO hope they reopen somewhere else. (i can't WAIT to see what goes in there. i'm sure it will be some froo froo store that will keep in with black and blue square standards)

Local Mart Facing Closure
By DANIEL P. JONES Courant Staff Writer
WEST HARTFORD - Kingswood Market, an old-fashioned grocery store that still makes deliveries to neighborhood customers, is facing closure at the end of next month after some 70 years in business on Farmington Avenue.Market owner Dave Bornstein, whose father bought the business in 1958, says he couldn't negotiate an affordable rent with the building's owner and probably will close at the end of next month when his current multiyear lease expires.The building's owner, Al Nweeia, says he isn't kicking Bornstein out. Bornstein just wouldn't agree to a fair rent that the market would bear, Nweeia said. And Bornstein, he said, hasn't changed his business to keep up with the times............

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

check out WFSB news story on youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDrOjqPBSAg

a rose is a rose said...

thanks anonymous. i checked it out. nice piece. i still can't believe it though.....

it's a SHAME