Petosa's Family Grocers, an institution in downtown Edmonds for more than 25 years, is scheduled to close in two months, Edmonds Patch has confirmed.
Petosa's is also home to the city's only Department of Licensing office.
The store has been for sale for some time, and has not attracted any potential buyers. The closure date is Feb. 28.
Tom and Betty Jo Petosa founded the grocery store at 550 Fifth Ave. S. in 1986. It was the the couple's second grocery market, as they had previously opened one at North 145th Street and Greenwood Avenue North. That store is no longer open.
Tom Petosa died in August 2005.
In April 2012, Petosa's suffered extensive damage after a faulty sprinkler flooded the business. The community rallied behind the store with a and the store opened again on April 15.
In an April 24th letter thanking Edmonds residents for their support of the store, Mayor Dave Earling noted Petosa's importance to the community: "Think how our downtown would feel if a disaster such as the one that hit Petosa's permanently put it out of business? Think about how we rely on a single type of business in the core ..."
Edmonds Patch will soon have more information on the closing of Petosa's.
Petosa's shoppers: Where will you go when the market closes?