Rosauers to Close Meridian Location
The grocer famous for their "truckload cereal sale" and "13-hour meat sale" is closing it's doors in Meridian.
Founded in Spokane in the 1940s, Rosauers Supermarket opened its only Treasure Valley location in 2012. The store, located at Eagle and Ustick in Meridian, houses a grocery store, pharmacy and Huckleberry Natural Market (which offered natural, organic and healthy options for their customers.)
Five years later, the store is closing it's doors. According to our friend Don at BoiseDev, the grocer will start it's liquidation sale next week. While the official closing date is December 2nd, departments offering perishing food items and goods may close sooner.
In a press release, Rosauers' CEO explained that they couldn't put together a formula that translated to financial success in Meridian. BoiseDev believes that's because the location couldn't compete with chains with more locations like Albertsons, Winco and Fred Meyer. The chain had originally planned to open several other locations in the Treasure Valley, but never went through with those plans.
One of the biggest losses with the store closing is the pharmacy department that many Treasure Valley residents loved. Dianna of Boise shared her appreciation for pharmacists Steven, Stacey and Josh on the store's Facebook page. Her children need to be on several medications and when one of the medications were recalled, Josh went the extra mile to try and find something else that could work for her son. She appreciated that he called to see how her son was doing a few days later. Hoping to be a Rosauers pharmacy company for life, she'll now have her kids prescriptions filled elsewhere. Any Rosauers pharmacy prescriptions will be transferred to Albertsons.
An estimated 70 employees are affected by the store's closure. The press release says they will offer qualified employees severance packages while they look for a new job.