A Belmont grocery store is closing its doors to make way for the expansion of a Charlottesville wholesale produce supplier.
The C’ville Market's last day is May 31 after 13 years in business on Carlton Road. The market's manager, Spencer Morris, says tougher competition from specialty grocers around Charlottesville has caused dwindling customer numbers and sales.
“It's tough to deal with the Trader Joe’s of the world and the Whole Foods of the world and that sort of thing. Produce has always been our thing, but we've just lost customers over the years,” Morris said.
C’ville Market's parent company will expand Cavalier Produce from its warehouse next door into the space. The market hopes some of its 12 employees will be able to continue with Cavalier.
Piedmont Free LCC Press Release
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (May 12, 2014) Piedmont Fresh LLC, the parent company of Cavalier Produce and The C’ville Market, announced today that Saturday, May 31, 2014 will be the last day of business at The C’ville Market. The wholesale division of the company, Cavalier Produce, will be expanding into the space that is currently occupied by The C’ville Market. The store is located at 221 Carlton Road in Charlottesville.
“It has been an honor to be a part of the Charlottesville community for the past 13 years, providing fresh produce, healthful foods, and great local and specialty items to our neighbors and families in Belmont,” said company President Denise Yetzer. “While it is with heavy hearts that we close the retail division, we are excited about the increased focus and space we will have for our wholesale operation and primary business, Cavalier Produce. We are so grateful for the support of our customers, business partners, and local producers over the years.”
Customers will benefit from inventory-clearing sales of wine, produce, and other goods in the final days of the market. For updates and information on hours, sales, and product availability, customers should visit www.cvillemarket.com , the store’s Facebook page or Twitter feed.
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