Ladue Market will close
Ladue Market at 9155 Clayton Road announced via Facebook that it is closing. On January 1, the grocery store wrote, “So sorry to say, but Ladue Market is going out of business. Come in and save ten percent on everything this week except fresh meat. Sale starts Thursday 1/2/2020.”
The shop has been opened since 1928 and is currently run by third-generation owner Jerry Myers, who owns the business with his sister, Betty Whiteman. Myers said health issues and increased competition were some of the reasons they decided to shutter the business.
“Nobody’s getting any younger,” he said. “That on top of business being a little soft and the overall atmosphere of the grocery business changing over the last 10 or 20 years makes it hard.”
Meyer, who also co-owns the building, said he has been in contact with parties interested in buying the property but nothing has been finalized.
Ladue Market is expected to remain open until it sells out its inventory.
Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine. Matt Sorrell contributed to this story.
Editor's Note: This article was updated at noon on Monday, Jan. 13 to include comments from co-owner Jerry Myers.
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