Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Carelton will close March 31 and reopen under new ownership. (Photo/Google)
The grocery store and landlord are not renewing the current lease – Busch’s will close, and new KAS Market will open in its place.
By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub |
Published March 6, 2019 — 11:40 a.m. EST
Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Carleton announced Monday that the grocery store will close at the end of March and reopen under new ownership and new name.
The current location, 12599 Grafton Road, has been a Busch’s Market for 23 years and plans to close on March 31.
The landlord of the property will then continue running the location as a grocery store under the name KAS Market.
Gary Pfeil, president and CEO of Busch’s Fresh Food Market, said in a statement that they were unable to reach a lease agreement with the landlord, and that all of the nearly 50 employees will be able to either stay in Carelton at the new store or offered positions at other Busch’s locations.
“We have enjoyed serving the Carleton community for the last 23 years,” Pfeil said. “Although we were unable to reach an agreement with the landlord that would allow us to maintain that location we’re pleased that he wants to run the store in Carleton himself. Also, all of the 49 employees working in our Carleton location will be offered positions at other Busch’s locations if they elect not to stay in Carleton.”
Busch’s Fresh Food Market has served Southeast Michigan for more than 40 years as a premier local fresh food market, according to the company.
Busch’s is Michigan’s largest family-owned independent grocery retailer with 16 locations in southeast Michigan.