With practically no notice, a family-owned supermarket in the Garden State has closed its doors for good.

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And if this story sounds familiar, that's because just days ago, the same headline was in the news after Lidl announced it would be shutting down an "underperforming location" in Howell, Monmouth County.

Tough business

When you hear that a supermarket is closing, the first question that comes to mind is, "Why?"

If everyone has to eat at some point shouldn't it be easy to run a supermarket?

Not really.

Photo: Chris Coleman
Photo: Chris Coleman
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Like any other business, lots of factors are in play, including real estate/lease issues, competing stores opening, and more people shopping online, just to name a few.

And that's not to mention the latest batch of problems: supply chain issues, problems finding workers, an increase in shoplifting, and, of course, inflation, which causes people to pinch pennies any way they can.

Shutting down

Now comes word, via northjersey.com, that Corrado’s Market, a family-owned grocery store on Berdan Avenue in Wayne, Passaic County, has permanently closed after 15 years.

That publication reported that a one-page note was taped to their front door that said, "Your patronage has been instrumental in our success and we are sincerely grateful for the trust you have placed in us."

Corrado's Market in Wayne NJ - Photo: Google Maps
Corrado's Market in Wayne NJ - Photo: Google Maps
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Details as to exactly why the store closed were not made available.

Other food stores in the area

Those needing to stock their pantries can visit any number of other supermarkets in the area, including Super FoodTown on Route 23, ShopRite on Hamburg Turnpike, Stop & Shop just around the corner, as well as Whole Foods and Trader Joe's.

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