When the Browns Point Lighthouse Market closes Jan. 15 (or thereabouts), customers need not despair.
The grocery will reopen in early February with the same name and a new owner.
Mark Vanderveen, current managing partner of the Browns Point Town Center, said Tuesday, “We’re selling the store. It’s going to be closed for a couple of weeks.”
The vision he and his partners had for a full-service grocery operation “wasn’t quite what the neighborhood could support.”
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The new owner, Tara Kleca, is well qualified to succeed, Vanderveen said.
“She has experience in groceries and the neighborhood,” he said.
Kleca will offer more of a “convenience store” presentation, Vanderveen said. “Her concept is right on.”
Vanderveen and his partners opened Lighthouse Market in April, 2013.
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