Hamady Complete Food Center closes its doors

FLINT—Three months after its grand opening on the north side of Flint, Hamady Complete Food Center is closing for the final time.

Jim McColgan Jr. confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Hamady would be shutting down at 9 p.m. In a statement to the press, he said that the grocery store couldn’t meet financial objectives at its 2629 West Pierson Road location.

McColgan relaunched the Hamady brand 17 years after the original Hamady Brothers grocery store closed in 1991. The new store employed 115 workers, all of whom will likely be without a job following its closing.

Founded in 1911, the Hamady Brothers supermarket chain operated numerous stores across Flint and Genesee County for decades. The brand’s return comes 26 years after it was bought out by Kessel Food Markets, which itself was later sold to Kroger.

Ironically, the Hamady Complete Food Center which is closing resides in the former Pierson Road Kroger store.

“Not only are you going to have one of the finest retail grocery stores in the area, you’re also going to have one of the finest redevelopments of this plaza,” said McColgan, in May when the store was nearing its opening. “It will be a beautiful showcase.”

Calls to McColgan were not returned at press time, though at one point he called a press conference for Tuesday, only to cancel it.

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