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Balducci's finally closes

higgins | Jan 8, 2003 11:42 AM

Gasping toward the end, Balducci's finally closed Tuesday night. Ruined by new owner, the excreable Sutton Place Gourmet, business slid the moment they took over and jacked the prices beyond all cognition. I feel terrible for all the workers who are out on the street. It was hard to tell they were actually going to close -- though we had all talked about it here. I walked by on Sunday and there was clearly less stuff in the windows. But just before Christmas, I had stopped in and asked a worker if the store was actually closing, and he said "Yeah, 8 o'clock".

I have some old elecotronic clips on the history of the Balducci's family that I re-read recently. Sad story...

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/08/nyr...

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