When Malverne's only supermarket shut down in mid-August, an Associated rep told Patch that the closure would only be temporary as the company was in the process of finding a new owner to take over the business.
But more than two months later the grocery store is still closed. The store's leftover inventory was donated to the non-profit Rock and Wrap it Up! The shelves now sit empty and a "For Lease" sign rests in the window.
The Malverne-based Newman Realty is listing the 9,000 sq. ft. fully-equipped property, which is adjacent to San Dee Lanes bowling alley, for $15,000 per month.
Before going out of business on Aug. 15, Associated had struggled to stay in the village. The supermarket had closed down in December 2010 also but re-opened in March 2011 under the same name but with new management. Prior to that, the grocery store was operated by C-Town for several years, and then IGA.
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