WEST VILLAGE — Mrs. Green's Neighborhood Market has permanently closed its West Village location as part of a "new strategic direction" for the company, a spokesman said.
The store, which focuses on organic and locally-sourced food, opened at 585 Hudson St. near Bank Street in August 2015 after a year of delays and amid controversy over a labor-related lawsuit.
It closed last week, a little more than a year later, along with the company's two Connecticut locations and two stores in Rye and Tarrytown, as Mrs. Green's has decided to focus on its five Westchester stores.
"Mrs. Green’s Neighborhood Market has been a part of the fabric of the Westchester community for three decades and this announcement demonstrates our long-term commitment to providing our customers with the locally-sourced produce and healthy-living products they love,” read a statement attributed to the company. “While the closure of any location is difficult — especially because our customers and communities have supported us — they are also necessary as we focus on our core, profitable stores.”
The company's CEO, Pat Brown, is also stepping down, the spokesman said.
“We thank Pat Brown and all of our hard-working associates for their commitment to the company, and look forward to working with our new leadership team as we get back to doing what we do best — providing our customers with healthy, locally-sourced produce,” the statement continued.
The spokesman said Mrs. Green's will provide severance packages and "transition services" to the closing stores' managers and sales associates.