Hamady Complete Food Center closing after only 3 months

Published: Nov. 6, 2018 at 3:56 PM EST
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(11/6/2018) - High hopes for the return of the Hamady name to Flint's grocery market didn't pan out, meaning the end of the brand once again.

Jim McColgan Jr. confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the Hamady Complete Food Center on Pierson Road is closing for the final time at 9 p.m.

The closure brings the end of the Hamady name in Flint again.

McColgan resurrected the Hamady name in July with the opening of his 74,000-square-foot store in the former Kroger at 2629 W. Pierson Road. The last Hamady grocery store in Flint closed in 1991, two years after John McColgan Sr. bought the chain out of bankruptcy in 1989.

The store brought back a grocery store to Flint's once-thriving Pierson Road corridor after Kroger and Meijer both left after the 2009 recession.

McColgan said the store couldn't meet financial objectives to sustain operations. The standalone Beverly's Place restaurant in the store also is closing for the final time Tuesday.

McColgan previously said he was employing 115 people at the Hamady Complete Food Center, 55 of whom were full time. All of the employees are out of job.