New Adams grocer quickly opens where old one closed

March 29, 2019 06:43 PM

People in Adams, Massachusetts no longer have to worry about living without a supermarket in their town. 

Adams Hometown Markets held a grand opening celebration on Friday morning.

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This comes just 18 days after the previous tenant – Big Y - closed.

"It usually takes a full two weeks to just set a store, nevermind fill it and do all the construction. So, it's been very, very exciting, very, very exhausting, but also very inspiring," said Russ Greenlaw, the VP for Adams Hometown Markets.

Nearly 90 employees were laid off due to the closure. However, many got jobs at the new store. Adams management says two-thirds of the employees at the new store previously worked for Big Y.


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