After more than 10 years in business, Nichols' Market in Voorheesville will be sold to a local independent retail grocery owner.
Nichols' Market Owner Elaine Nichols said she will sell the store sometime before the end of January to Kevin Smith, who owns three area Shop 'n' Save grocery stores. The store's name will be changed to Nichols' Shop 'n' Save.
Nichols said she made the decision to sell the store, which she opened with her husband, Jim, in 1995, for three reasons the sale is what is best for the associates, it would ensure the store survives into the future, and it is what is best for the community.
According to Smith, who worked for Hannaford Supermarkets for 23 years before buying his first store in 1999 in West Sand Lake, the sale will not change the level of service the community expects to receive from Nichols' Market.
The service is fantastic here now and that will be the same," said Smith.
Read full coverage of this story in the Dec. 20 edition of The Spotlight and Guilderland Spotlight.