Thermopolis IGA Closing–Reports Thermopolis Independent Record
Written by jordanmckamey on November 8, 2019
Thermopolis is losing one of its grocery stores.
The Thermopolis Independent Record reports that IGA is closing its doors by the end of the month. Staff received the news on Tuesday that the story closes on November 25th and all its contents will be liquidated.
This has been part of the purchase of Wyoming’s IGAs by the Super Food Corporation. Worland lost its IGA in September.
The good news is that the building is now owned by Eric Mackay, the owner of Thermopolis’s other grocery store Mack’s Market. While he has no intention of operating the building as a grocery, he sees potential of another business moving in and making good use of the space. Mackay’s purchase of the building also comes with the IGA liquor license. He plans to renovate part of his own grocery store and moved the liquor store there.
But the cherry on top? Mackay says all of IGA’s employees have jobs at Mack’s Market. He values the comfort of familiar faces, which he feels will be an important part of the transition as Thermopolis loses another local business.