Porricelli's Market closes its doors Saturday

After 10 years in Trumbull Center, Porricelli's Market will cease operations at 8 p.m. Saturday. Company President Jerry Porricelli said the family-owned grocery store was unable to continue in business and its assets had been turned over to a creditor.

"The store has had a lot of new competition over the past few years which has hurt our ability to be profitable and despite our best efforts over the past six months we have reached the conclusion that we can no longer continue to operate the store," Porricelli said.

The store opened in April of 2002, the third in a small chain of stores that included two locations in Greenwich, one in the Cos Cob section and another in Old Greenwich. The Cos Cob store closed in 2009 and the Old Greenwich store was sold to Kings Food Markets earlier this year.

"We are so grateful to the people of Trumbull and the surrounding communities and all of our customers over the past 10 years for their business and support of the store," Porricelli said. "As a family-run business, we always treated our customers as family and worked hard to deliver on our promise, 'Passionate about Food, Passionate about Service.'"