Press Release: Delaware Market House Closes After 100 Years in Business

Contact: Hope Katz Gibbs
Inkandescent Public Relations / 703 346-6975

Owners Kim and Edgar Alvarez to officially close doors Saturday, March 21 at 5pm

GLADWYNE PA, March 17, 2009 — The downturn in the economy has taken its toll on The Delaware Market House, say owners Kim and Edgar Alvarez, who will be closing their Gladwyne gourmet store on Saturday, March 21.

“With the increase of food costs and the decline in revenue, the market has been unable to keep up with the drastic changes in this tumultuous economic time,” says Chef Kim. “We will officially close our doors at 5pm.”

In the meantime, she and Edgar invite customers to continue to shop and take advantage of their 50% odd Going Out of Business sale.

“Everything must go, so now is a great time to stock up on frozen and fresh foods, gourmet jams and olive oils, and other sundries,” says Edgar, noting he and Kim think it’s only fitting that they go out of business in style, and invite community member to stop by on March 21 for their final day. “We have a little bash planned, and do hope you’ll come in and say goodbye.”

The couple admits closing the store is like losing a dear friend. “We thank all of our customers for the support they have showered on us since we bought the store in 2004,” Kim says. “We’ve had a wonderful time cooking for you, talking with you, and having you as a part of our Delaware Market House family. Please stay in touch.”

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