Nyack, September 13 — Owner Jeff Sapounas says Chef’s Market customers shouldn’t get the wrong idea when they see the CLOSED sign on his shop this week. The market, which opened last Spring, is negotiating for additional financing to fine tune their offering, hoping to add health supplements and beer and wine to their inventory. Sapounas says when they return, they also intend to offer local delivery service, too.
Rumors that Chef’s Market is closing were sparked by a dispute with O&R which resulted in gas and electric service being cut off to the tenants which live above the shop on South Broadway. ‘€œThe power outage caused understandable anxiety among tenants,’€ said Jeff Sapounas who also owns the building. ‘€œI assure the tenants and community that there is nothing to worry about.’€
Sapounas emphasizes that the store is not closing permanently. ‘€œWe need to offer more products and increase services to attract more volume to the store,’€ he said. ‘€œWe are taking a breather this week to focus on expanding our line of credit to invest in more inventory and reorganizing the store to accommodate new products ‘€“ our plan is to be open again by next Monday.’€