Fire extinguisher mishap forces temporary shutdown of South End Grocery Store

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The highly anticipated South End Grocery Store in Albany is temporarily closed.

The Black-owned business – located in a former McDonald’s – just had its grand opening late December.

Owner Travon Jackson told NewsChannel 13 they’re shut down right now to do a deep clean.

The fire extinguisher accidentally went off a couple weeks ago in the rear prep area, said Jackson, and they had to hose everything down.

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There was phosphorus dust everywhere, making it unsafe for customers and employees.

This happened right around the six-month anniversary, said Jackson, so he decided it was best to shut down and do a six-month cleaning and restock produce.

The plan is to reopen on Tuesday, Jackson said.

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