Stop & Shop in Little Neck slated to close in October

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Stop & Shop in Little Neck will close its doors. Photo via Google Maps

A Little Neck Stop & Shop will close next month, according to a spokesperson from the company.

Eight months after the news first broke of the “underperforming” store’s impending closure, the company confirmed that the location at 249-25 Northern Blvd. would serve its last customers on Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.

“Stop & Shop conducts reviews of its business performance on a regular basis, and this store was identified as underperforming relative to financial expectations,” a spokesperson told QNS in January. “All Little Neck store associates will have the opportunity to transfer to other Stop & Shop locations.”

The Little Neck Stop & Shop opened in January 2003 to replace the now-defunct Grand Union supermarket, which closed due to bankruptcy. The owners of the Boston-based company signed a lease to move into the 19,000-square-foot space.

Patch reported that Stop & Shop does not know what will fill the vacancy of the supermarket’s building and that the decision is “up to the landlord.”

With the Little Neck location closing, Stop & Shop devotees can still go to nearby locations in Bay Terrace and Flushing.