Riesbeck’s in Wintersville is closing

Riesbeck’s in Wintersville is closing.

The Riesbeck’s in Wintersville is closing its doors on Sept. 15.

The company announced Wednesday that it will not renew the building lease at that location, where is has operated for 15 years.

Company President Richard Riesbeck cited economic factors as the basis for the decision.

“Our store facility in Wintersville has become quite tired and outdated over the years. The level of capital investment required to make the store a viable food shopping facility is substantially greater than we can justify.

“Rather than renew our lease, we are leaving the location in order to focus on our other nearby stores,” Richard Riesbeck said.

Officials say about 60 people work at the store, with at least half already lined up for positions at other stores. If wanted, the others will be given first priority when positions open.

“Our goal is to offer our employee-associates as many job opportunities as possible at this time,” he said. “We are also extremely grateful for our loyal customers and we invite the greater community to visit us in our neighboring facilities -- for both on-site and online food shopping.”

Riesbeck noted that online grocery ordering with home delivery is a new option from Riesbeck’s that will soon be available in the area.

Riesbeck's still has 13 locations in the Ohio Valley.

The Ferguson family, which owns the building, said on Wednesday they were sad to see Reisbeck's leave, that they were great to work with, and they are actively looking for a new good tenant to bring to the area.

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