Belmont Foodland closing for good Aug. 5

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Belmont’s only grocery store will close permanently on Saturday, Aug. 5.

“My wife [Cindy] and I are the franchisees and we were notified by the company [Sobeys] that the Belmont store will be closing,” Tony Vandevyvere said.

That notification came on Monday, June 5.

The couple also operate the Dorchester Foodland location.

“It will be going dark,” Mr. Vandevyvere said. “That [Aug. 5] will be the last day of business.”

Belmont Foodland has 26 employees, five full-time and 21 part-time.

Read more in the Wednesday, June 14, 2017 print edition or the online e-edition.

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