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Stop & Shop Supermarket to Close Broadway Store in Malden

Find out when the Stop & Shop Supermarket on Broadway in Malden is expected to close by.

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC will be closing the store located at 60 Broadway in Malden by Feb. 8. Credit: File photo
Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC will be closing the store located at 60 Broadway in Malden by Feb. 8. Credit: File photo

Updated at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9

Stop & Shop Supermarket Company, LLC will be closing the store located at 60 Broadway in Malden by Feb. 8, according to a company press statement on Thursday.

The Malden location will shutter on or before 6 p.m. Feb. 8, according to the statement. It's unclear what will be done with the site, which is owned by Chestnut Hill-based W.S. Development, according to Stop & Shop Supermarket spokesperson Judi Palmer in an email to Malden Patch on Thursday.

"We consistently review our stores in each market area," reads the statement. "At this time we feel that we can continue to serve the Malden community with the additional store in Malden as well as stores in the surrounding locations:

540 Squire Road, Revere (approximately 1.4 miles away)

99 Charles St., Malden (approximately 2 miles away)

1690 Revere Beach Parkway, Everett (approximately 2 miles away)

760 Fellsway, Medford (approximately 3.4 miles away)"

As of Thursday, there were 93 associates employed at the store, according to Palmer. 

"We will make the transition for our customers and associates as smooth as possible," reads the statement. "We have notified our associates and will begin alerting customers immediately. All associates currently employed at this store will be offered positions at other stores."

Stop & Shop remains committed to the Malden community and we will continue to support residents as we have at our other location, adds the statement.

The building, which is 52,155 square feet, was formerly a Purity Supreme and was acquired and reopened by Stop & Shop in November 1995, according to Palmer.

What do you think about the impending closure of the Stop & Shop Supermarket location on Broadway in Malden? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Story first posted at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Paul January 09, 2014 at 09:06 PM
I work at the one on Squire Road in the Deli. We treat every customer like they should be treated. Our store ingrains it into the workers. I've been here 2 years and it's only got better. Plus Market Basket by us might not even open. So please take the 109 to Linden sq and shop by us. :)
Priscilla White January 09, 2014 at 10:20 PM
I have been shopping at the one on Squire Road since I moved here 5+ years ago. I don't have much interaction with the staff but the store is bright and tidy enough. The one on Charles Street is a bit of a zoo. On another note, a couple of readers commented that the staff at Broadway was friendly. I think it reflects nicely how the store treats the staff. I hope all the staff land on some good opportunities.
linda January 10, 2014 at 05:59 AM
I definitely agree that the staff is very nice and helpful at the Broadway Stop and Shop but to tell you the truth, I can't tell you how many times over the past five years I have asked the staff if they were closing just because of the dinginess of the store and what they had in it. It really was disgusting what they sold there. You always had to be careful with dates because everything had a short self life or had passed. It really was a sin what they had in that store for quality and they got away with it. It certainly wasn't because the low prices. This store should have closed long ago. I hope all of the staff really are given jobs in the other stores as the news story says they will be and I wish them all good things. Now as far as what will go there, Lord only knows but I don't hold out any hope that it will be anything good.
David Marsters January 10, 2014 at 06:31 AM
Linda, I don't shop there, but if the store was that gross, I would have gone to the health dept and complained to that dept. They may have shut it done and maybe not but would have made them clean it up. Bring back the original "Heartland" it was the best and family owned.
linda January 10, 2014 at 06:35 AM
I said dingy I didn't say filthy. Also they carried low end products and yes the shelf life short. Unfortunately that had a captured audience, most of which didn't have a choice but to shop at the closest store. And they definitely took advantage of it. Very sad. The area does need a supermarket like Market Basket, good prices, good quality, but instead I will bet my last dollar on the fact that it will be some low end store like price right. another low end store to bring the neighborhood down
Davim January 10, 2014 at 06:48 AM
It is unbelievable that the store is still there. I used to live a few blocks away from that S&S and I never shopped there. If I had to go to S&S I'd rather visit the one at Squire Road which is clean and stocked. Those people who want to socialize in a store should join a Facebook or G+.
David Marsters January 10, 2014 at 07:18 AM
Maybe Holy Cross cemetery will buy it for another mausoleum burial place!
Shirley Carl January 10, 2014 at 08:37 AM
At least they have other stores the employees can go to, unlike us in NH when all our stores closed. Good luck to them. I am originally from Malden now living in NH.
Julie the Jarhead January 10, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Since the Foodmaster at the corner of the Fellsway and Salem closed, I shop at the Stop & Shop there at least once a week. I try to steer towards the specials. The prices aren't that bad. I also go to the Chelsea Market Basket to do my heavy duty shopping and to pick up a few foreign words and phrases. (There, I said it. So shoot me.)
Jim Bennington January 10, 2014 at 11:40 AM
We do a lot of shopping at the Price Rite on Squire Road in Revere. Not as much selection, but the prices are great and the people friendly who work there. They don't take coupons and you have to bag it yourself, but it's worth it.
Liss January 10, 2014 at 12:13 PM
Even though I really dislike stop & shop, and thought the one on Broadway is really dirty, I must admit, I used at as a 'quick trip' during snow storms, or if I had forgotten something and didn't want to drive out in the middle of the night, I'd go here. I would love to see a Trader Joe's or Whole Foods. I don't know if they'll put a WF because of the one that went up in melrose. I do shop at MB, but now with the one in revere so close, I don't think they'll put one here in Malden. The reason the one in revere hasn't opened is due to family in-fighting. I doubt they'll open anymore MB's anywhere, until they get all those issues squared away. That said, I also doubt they would spend all that time, and money to construct a new MB in revere and have it all go to waste, I'm sure that one will open eventually. So TJ's or WF's would be great to see. Maybe WF's there and Trader Joe's where Super Fitness was.
jirkyrick January 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM
no competitor to Stop and Rob allowed at the Super Fitness site. City agreed to that when they moved in. Who cares, Market Basket is close enough in Chelsea so no reason to to Stop and Rob. That is why they are closing, if they where making money they would not be be closing
Vanessa Hanscom January 10, 2014 at 01:43 PM
I think it's great especially how everytime I go in there Loads of stuff expired already
Bobby James January 10, 2014 at 02:37 PM
@jirkyrick - it's not the city's choice on the competition clause that Combined Properties accepted when they purchased the parcel from Stop & Shop. If Combined Properties were to sell the Super Fitness site, they could, potentially, drop the competition clause.
jirkyrick January 10, 2014 at 02:47 PM
I always had heard that city courted Stop and Shop to setup and agreed not to allow a competitor on the Super fitness site, either way though it doesn't matter, there is something in writing somewhere that prevents competition to Stop and Shop at the Planet Fitness site. Doesn't matter to me much anyway, I have a car and drive to Market Basket (unless I need a Blue Bag). It's only 5 minutes away. I feel bad for the people that dont have a car, they have to shop there
mg January 10, 2014 at 03:10 PM
"I had heard" always a credible source
jirkyrick January 10, 2014 at 03:44 PM
I should have said "I recall reading" but being an old doddering fool, i am probably misremembering. I thing I also heard (by that I mean, recall reading somewhere) that there where plans to put more apartment buidlings there. In any case, there is a non compete something or other that will only allow a push cart selling blue bags in the space
David Marsters January 10, 2014 at 04:13 PM
Put the new city hall there!!!!!!!!
coldwaterdiver January 14, 2014 at 07:50 AM
I was gonna leave a sarcastic comment like put in a combo nail salon/ pizza shop, but I think David Marsters has a good idea. The cost of that property has to be lower than anything imagined downtown, easy access from 99 and rt 60, plenty of parking, near other city owned property, it seems like a great idea.
David Marsters January 14, 2014 at 09:38 AM
It will also be good for the city hall as when the casino in Everett comes in, the property value will increase 10 fold. Buy now before the rush.
Liss January 15, 2014 at 09:28 AM
Do you realize how crowded the city of Malden already is??? Why are people asking for more housing? There are several projects in and around Malden that are already underway and they already look like eye sore's. Crime has gone up significantly. Higher population, tiny condensed area, not a good combination. Now with all of the 'renovation projects' in Boston, converting projects or dilapidated buildings into high-rise luxury properties that only a select few can afford, is also comtributing to the higher population here. I don't see adding 'more' housing as a solution.
jirkyrick January 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM
High Rise Luxury buildings are probably not contributing to crime, by definition, luxury buildings do not attract the type of population that is involved in criminal activity, unless they are targets of it. Hopefully all the new high rise buildings the city is building will be luxury units and not some kind of subsidized government housing. Yep I said it again, we have too much of that in this city already
Liss January 16, 2014 at 08:43 AM
They may not contribute directly, but think about. Those people in the high rise luxury apts. will have kids, and if they don't now, will probably want to in the future. Malden schools are bursting at the seams. There's like 30+ students for every 1 teacher (unless they're in kindergarten, then they have a teachers aide as well). Many of the good teachers are retiring, because they can't take it anymore. Many kids these days are disrespectful, they're are crazy new procedures that teachers must go through. I can't even imagine having to babysit 30+ Out of control kids. Yes, they're not out of control All the time, but how can anyone learn/teach in that kind of envrinonment? Sure it will bring more money into the city, but more money doesn't always mean good, just like the casinos.
Liss January 16, 2014 at 08:44 AM
there*
jirkyrick January 16, 2014 at 09:34 AM
you know, you sound just like the adults when I was a kid. whats the matter with kids now a days.......So you are saying that more middle to upper class parents that have kids will contribute to crime? I think its just the opposite. But what the heck do I know
jirkyrick January 16, 2014 at 09:57 AM
ahhh the good old days.... remember all those bad kids ... listening to that Benny Goodman music.... or wait... oh those bad kids listenig to that Rock and Roll and Elvis..... Oh no, the Beatles are corrupting our kids, whats the matter with these kids
Erik Royds January 16, 2014 at 03:37 PM
damn kids with their marijuana cigarettes and their rock & roll music. kids, that's what wrong with the youth of today. youth is wasted on the wrong people.
Liss January 17, 2014 at 06:45 AM
I wasn't trying to say kids would be responsible for crime. I was trying to make a point about over-population. Ok, I'm done.
jirkyrick January 17, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Ok, will give you that,but you where complaining about how kids are out of control now a days....
Dianne Richardson March 19, 2014 at 11:40 AM
The one time that I shopped there, the store was dead - and at a peak time on a Saturday when people tend to do their shopping. If my one experience was the norm, then it's no wonder that it's now closed. I know it's probably just a pipe dream, but to echo another poster, I'd love to see Trader Joe's, Whole Foods or Market Basket in that space.

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