Hegedorn’s Market in Webster to close after 70 years in business. Here’s why

A well-liked family-owned grocery retailer in Webster will completely shut this summer time. Representatives from the shop confirmed that Hegedorn’s Market, 964 Ridge Highway, will shut after 70 years in June.

Supervisor Jonathan Gonzalez mentioned the pending closure was the results of a troublesome market.

“It is a powerful gig to be an impartial grocer now,” mentioned Gonzalez, the grandson of retailer founder Bruce Hegedorn. “It is unhappy however its been an important run. This enterprise has come to an finish of its life cycle.”

About Hegedorn’s Market in Webster NY

In 1953, Bruce Hegedorn and his spouse, Mary, opened a 2,000-square-foot market on the nook of Ridge and Arduous roads in Webster as an IGA retailer. After a number of expansions, the shop is now 45,000 sq. toes, with a floral store, bakery and a big collection of craft beers, however it remained family-owned and -operated. Second- and third-generation homeowners of the market work facet by facet with staffers who’ve labored there for many years and know their prospects.

The Hegedorn household has been promoting meals on The Ridge since Bruce Hegedorn’s father, Clifford, opened a dairy retailer on the household farm in 1936. Again then, a quart of milk price a dime and was delivered to prospects’ doorways packed in ice.

File Photo: Opening day at Hegedorn's Market in Webster in 1953.

Bruce Hegedorn returned to Webster after school within the early Nineteen Fifties with plans to change into a bodily schooling instructor, however grew to become impressed when he realized his mother and father bought their dairy retailer. He purchased about 6.5 acres close to Arduous and Ridge roads from his father and with a mortgage from the financial institution constructed a small market on the property.

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