West Point Market

Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, September 12:

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TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, September 6:

  • Smucker Co. completes $375M sale;
  • Akron's West Point Market to shut down;
  • Purdue Pharma to make grant for low-dose naloxone nasal spray;
  • Documents show potential tax charges in December Cleveland City Hall raid;
  • Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert looking to exit casino business;
  • Obama to campaign for Democrats in Cleveland; 

Smucker Co. completes $375M sale

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 25:

West Point Market
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Fairlawn’s West Point Market has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

CEO Rick Vernon says delays in construction and permitting for its on-site bakery have required the restructuring of the business. He says he expects the market will stay open and keep its employees.

“We’ve got things to sell, and we plan going forward on putting the store back together and getting stronger. And having the customers’ support has been great, also,” he said.

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WHOLE FOODS

Long-time Whole Foods shoppers will see a different store than they're used to coming to Akron.  The new "365 by Whole Foods" location is slated to open in 2017.  It's a smaller, lower-cost version of the full-size stores.

The Akron store is on the site where the West Point Market once stood.  Grocery industry analyst David Livingston says Whole Foods typically does not compete on price, but on service.

West Point Market
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

  Akron’s West Point Market was open today but only for a final auction of its contents. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

The chocolate-brick-colored building on West Market Street drew hundreds of people wanting a last look at, or piece of, the 79-year-old specialty grocer.

Longtime shopper Susan Yingling from Akron bought some wine racks at the sale, and was also looking at some of the store’s cabinetry.

West Point Market
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

After 79 years, Akron’s West Point Market closes this week. But as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, plans are being made to re-open the specialty grocery store soon.

On Saturday, there was a line out to the parking lot at 1711 West Market Street, as foodies like retired teacher Carol Hendrickson prepared to head into the chocolate-colored-brick building one last time.