400 Jobs Lost If A&P Closes Danbury and Ridgefield Locations
As of right now, it looks as though the local A&P locations in Danbury and Ridgefield will be closing before the end of the year, if a buyer isn't found.
According to The News Times, a state report came out saying that more than 400 local jobs will be affected by the closing of the supermarket in Danbury and liquor store location in Ridgefield. The troubled chain will be dropping 14 locations in CT by as early as November, after the company filed for bankruptcy last month.
Food store chain Albertson's is said to be buying A&P's locations down county in Greenwich and Stamford.
The News-Times also reports that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton says that many companies are interested in the Padanaram Rd location in Danbury. That particular store made money for the current A&P owners, so the location is attractive to potential buyers.
Southeast Brewster Patch says that Acme is looking to buy stores in Putnam County including Brewster's store on Rt 22.
For the sake of all the employees working for A&P, we hope that a new buyer and owner comes through soon. Hopefully the new owners will give current employees an option to keep working at the stores.