Malverne will not be losing its only grocery store afterall ... or not yet at least.
The management team of the grocery store on Hempstead Avenue were planning to close its doors for good this week, but after a meeting Tuesday morning, they've decided to stay put.
"We're not going anywhere," Carlos Pichardo, one of the store's managers, told Patch around noon Tuesday.
Patch reported Monday that the Malverne store would be just 16 months after it was re-opened. According to Pichardo, a decision had been made over the weekend to shutter the struggling business.
So what happened?
After the news spread of the store's closing, Associated received numerous phone calls and visits.
"A lot of people came in and saw what we've done and were pushing for us to stick around," Pichardo said. "Today, we sat down and decided, 'Let's try to push on and see what happens.'"
What do you think of Associated's decision to stay? Will you shop there more?