Market makes final sale

| 14/09/2008

(CNS): Customers said a fond farewell on Friday to Fort Street Market when it closed its doors for the final time after almost ten years. The closure is as a result of the expiration of the lease on the building which the firm opted not to renew. According to teh store’s parent company Foster’s Food Fair IGA, the decision was a “difficult one” but Woody Foster, the firm’s MD, said it was an opportunity not to be missed.

“When Foster’s Food Fair IGA was presented with the opportunity to focus on its core business, it was an opportunity that could not be missed,” Foster said in a release. He also explained that each of the staff from the market were given the opportunity to relocate within the Foster group.

“We realize our staff plays an important role in the success of our business and we are happy to have the staff of Fort Street Market join Foster’s Food Fair IGA team,” added. Foster.“Even though we are saddened to have to close Fort Street Market, we look forward to new opportunities for both the staff and Foster’s Food Fair IGA.”

Foster also extended his thanks to all those who had patronized the store over the years and has confirmed that the group will be concentrating on its main grocery stores and will not re-open the market elsewhere.

Above the store in the 1,500 square foot offices who may now also be forced to look for a new home is the team from Scotland Yard who are currently conducting an investigation into alleged corruption in Royal Cayman Islands Police Service. However, Martin Bridger, Senior Investigating Officer and head of the team said recently that having to leave the office would not mean his investigation was over.

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  1. Martin Freifeld MD says:

    The Market will be sorely missed. Fantastic, well priced selections were available. Downtown has a need for a store of this type and price range.