One Magruder's Location To Survive Closures

While the other four Magruder's — including Gaithersburg — are going away, no big changes are planned for the Chevy Chase store by the new owner, The Northwest Current reported.


More good news for fans of the recently sold Magruder's store in Chevy Chase, DC: Not only is the store not closing—it's also not changing all that much, either, The Northwest Current reported.

The store—which consists of a liquor store, deli and farmers market—was bought by Ki Yoon, who will keep the same product mix. The only upgrades planned are for things like new carpeting and fixtures, The Current reported on pages 1 and 26 of its Jan. 23 issue.

Yoon told The Current that he worked hard to keep the Magruder's name. "It's a D.C. tradition—a great store that has served customers for decades," he told The Current.

Even more: All of the employees will stay on at the store, The Current added.

Read more about the store's transition to new ownership in The Northwest Current, pages 1 and 26. The Current may be quickly downloaded at the newspaper's website.

All five of the Magruder's locations in the DC area recently were put up for sale, Patch reported. A buyer for the Chevy Chase, DC, location was found quickly.

A letter written by Magruder's Vice President Gary Bortnick and available at the customer service desks of Magruder's locations earlier this month said that "[we] are currently in negotiations to sell the remaining four locations to a group who wishes to purchase the individual stores and reopen them as quickly as possible and we are working diligently with all parties involved."

SPEAK OUT: Will you travel to Chevy Chase to get your Magruder's fix, or will you choose a new local grocer to fill your needs? Tell us in the comments!

andy January 29, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Hopefully, a low price fresh grocer will open at the Rockville location. I would rather support the new operator if it is a discount food grocer, than travel into DC.


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