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Published: Monday, 8/27/2012

Churchill's in West Toledo to close

BY JON CHAVEZ
BLADE BUSINESS WRITER
Churchill's grocery store building on Central Avenue. Churchill's grocery store building on Central Avenue.
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Churchill’s Super Market, a fixture in West Toledo, will close in the next two weeks.

The store has been at the corner of Central Avenue and Cheltenham Road for 65 years.

“The official date hasn’t been set, but we won’t be open after the first weekend of September,” said Bob Colwell, president of Churchill’s Super Market Inc.

“We have no additional trucks coming in, and right now we’re giving 10 percent off on everything in the store. Once everything is gone, it’s gone, and I can’t imagine it lasting more than a week,” he said.

The store, which began as a meat storage locker in 1947 and became a neighborhood grocery store in 1951, is being sold. The new owner plans to use the 1.2-acre site, but it’s unclear whether the new owner will occupy the current 10,000-square-foot building or replace it.

Mr. Colwell would not disclose the new owner and said a final contract for the sale had not been signed. However, the sale has been tentatively approved by both sides and is all but completed. A sale price was not disclosed but in July Churchill’s had listed the property, located at 2845 West Central Ave., for $615,000.

The sale does not affect the Walt Churchill’s Markets in Perrysburg and Maumee.



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