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Family-owned Palmyra grocery store being sold after 114 years

A family-owned grocery store in Palmyra is being sold after 114 years.

“For the past 114 years Breen’s Markets has been a part of the Palmyra community. Unfortunately the time has come where we will be selling the Palmyra store. This decision was not an easy one for our family to make. We are incredibly thankful for the generations of loyal customers who have supported us for over a century. In this transition time we will have [shortened] store hours and limited selections in some categories,” the Breen Family said in a post to Facebook announcing the decision on January 19, 2022.

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Store Manager Dan Breen told the Finger Lakes Times the Palmyra location has been struggling and he says it’s no longer feasible to keep the store afloat with revenues from the family’s Williamson and New York locations. Those stores are unaffected by the sale. He says COVID-related supply chain issues have hurt the Palmyra store.

Breen hopes a chain like Tops Friendly Markets might be interested in purchasing the Palmyra location. He says the store will probably sell of its inventory and hold a liquidation sale.