Update – Cramahe Township’s Reaction Following Sobeys Announcement It Won’t Be Rebuilding

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Cramahe Township residents, council and staff are disappointed to learn the Sobey’s corporation today have informed us they will not be reopening a food store in Colborne.

“While we are disappointed by this news, we know the strength and potential of our dynamic, growing community,” Cramahe Township Mayor Mandy Martin says. “Colborne has successfully met all kinds of economic challenges in its 230 years-plus of foundation. Now, we encourage and welcome all interested to consider this investment opportunity.”

A letter received this morning, April 23, 2024, signed by Mark Deans Director, Development & Transactions, ON and Krista Payne, VP Operations, ON, Sobeys Inc., says, “We have made the difficult decision not to re-open the store. Regrettably, reopening is not a viable option.

“We understand that this will affect the community, and so wanted you to hear directly from us so that you are informed and prepared to address any questions from residents,” the letter says.

“The franchise owner and operator of the store is meeting with affected teammates, and in many cases those who have transitioned to work at the Cobourg Foodland will retain those roles.

Additionally, we are committed to supporting the remaining employees as they transition to another store or pursue other employment and career opportunities.

“We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the Colborne community for their loyal patronage of the store over the years, and the dedication of our teammates in service to the community.”

A major fire May 2023 destroyed the downtown Colborne Foodland store. Since then, Sobey’s had been investigating options for a new food store.

Exclusive – Sobeys (Foodland) Announces It Won’t Be Rebuilding in Colborne

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