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Pathmark to Join Borders in Closing

Commack location to shut its doors, marking the second chain store announce closing in as many days.

The in Commack will soon close its doors, according to a report by Crain's New York Business released Tuesday.

The announcement comes two months after supermarket giant A&P, which owns several Pathmark stores including the Commack location, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.

The store, located at 6070 Jericho Tpke., is one of 32 that will be closed in the coming months as part of the reconstruction. Other nearby locations to be closed include two Waldbaum's in and .

"Many Pathmark employees have been with this company for well over 3 decades and are more than experienced in running successful supermarkets," said Local 1500 President Bruce W. Both in a statement. "After today’s announcement, we urge management to move past store closings, and begin to listen to their store employees and return this company to its rightful place as a leader in the grocery industry.”

According to reports, a representative from Local 1500, the union which serves Pathmark employees, said approximately 100 employees at the Commack store have been given 90-day notice, as is required by law.

This announcement marks the second major business closing in Commack in as many days. announced Wednesday morning it would be in the near future as part of a Bankruptcy agreement.

CommackMom February 16, 2011 at 07:57 PM
"Borders announced it would be shutting its doors Wednesday morning as part of a Bankruptcy agreement." Hmmm...why would they even bother to open their doors Wednesday morning only to shut them? Perhaps they will just shut them Tuesday night and not open them at all on Wednesday. Just a thought...
Kaitlyn Piccoli (Editor) February 16, 2011 at 08:07 PM
CommackMom—Point taken. Thank you :)
J February 16, 2011 at 09:27 PM
Pathmark is without a doubt the cheapest supermarket in the area as far as grocery bill totals go. Pathmark is a Commack staple and I am sad to see it close. Commack does not need anymore banks or "new" supermarkets. An Olive Garden would be nice. Remember when Barnes and Noble closed and then reopened across the street? I am still scratching my head about that one. It is sad to see both Pathmark and Borders go. J
Mimi McCormack February 17, 2011 at 01:16 AM
Pathmark is one of the most reasonable supermarkets in the area employing the nicest people. I am not happy about this closing. M
Larry H. February 17, 2011 at 11:52 AM
What is happening to Commack? This town was supposed to be a shopping mecca! Evey large store is in the process of shutting down. First it was Toys'R'Us, now these 2 institutions. I also heard the the Commack Mulitplex will be closing its doors forever as well. Like "J" has stated, we have enough banks and supermarkets.
Judy February 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Pathmark is the most reasonable supermarket in Commack. I agree that the people that work there are really nice. I must say though that I do half of my food shopping in Target now and the other half in Pathmark. Target is cheaper on jellies, cereals, puddings than any other supermarket around. Like anything else, you have to compare the prices. I am really gonna miss Pathmark though. I'm shocked that Stop and Shop is gonna still be there.
Mark February 21, 2011 at 09:46 PM
That place was so tiny and a crammed parking lot - good riddens
Joe Cirillo April 26, 2011 at 11:56 AM
I used to shop at Pathmark until I moved out of this dying town and out of Long Island. Wake up people!! Commack and Long Island are on the decline. You can thank the greedy local politicians with their patronage jobs along with the school boards and administrators for the high taxes and high costs to live there. As OBI Mathison said Long Island move out before its too late
Greg Martinez April 26, 2011 at 11:34 PM
It is not just Commack and Long Island that is on the decline. New York State and our nation is on the decline. Some low tax and low regulation states are hanging on, but NYS is NOT one of them. Both major political parties and the local taxing districts are at fault for various reasons. Our only hope is that the Tea Party movement is successful & able to make the political classes drink the tea and slash taxes and government regulations. It is not government that will make the American economy improve, but the private sector, particularly small and medium size businesses. Regrettably, I am not optimistic.
Joe Cirillo April 29, 2011 at 11:31 AM
The private sector and the tea party! You got to be kidding!!!! We do not need to get rid of government regulations and taxation; we need to fix it so it works!! Get rid of the corrupt politicians who only do what the special interest corporations want them to do. Put back the corporate regulations and fairer tax structure that was in place before Reagan dismantled it and caused this down slide. Our economy and the middle class were growing nicely through the 50s, 60s and 70s until Regan got elected. Do you realize that without corporate regulation you create the Exxon/Mobils and Walmarts of the world. They and other corporations have bought up or put most of the competition in their industries out of business. This has resulted in near 5 dollar a gallon gas prices and hundreds of thousands of US factories closing. Almost all of what Walmart sells is made in China!!! What have these greedy corporations done with all the profits??? They have given the executives running them huge salaries and bonus in the hundreds of millions of dollar while cutting benefits and wages to the workers that make these companies run. All you hear from these elite and the tea party people is we should cut taxes? Do you realize that Social Security taxes stop when a person makes $105,000 dollars for the year. Do you realize that Bill O'Reilly, Hannity and these multi million dollar executives stop paying social security taxes after the first hour of work in the New Year!!
Brian Rhatigan June 07, 2011 at 05:39 PM
How about putting a Planet Fitness where PathMark was.

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