SOUTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — After sitting dormant for years, there are finally signs of life for a local Market Basket store that was built, but never opened.
The company is now accepting applications for the new location on Newport Avenue in South Attleboro. However, since the store’s not open yet and there’s no one there to take the forms, prospective employees have to drop them off at a different location for the time being.
Eyewitness News was able to find the applications online and in person at other store locations.
Plans to open Market Basket at the former Shaw’s location were on hold for months while the company’s leadership was in turmoil. Employees rallied around Arthur T. Demoulas, who had been ousted as the company’s CEO by a rival cousin and the board of directors.
In late August, Demoulas announced he reached an agreement to purchase the company for $1.5 billion, and the protesting employees got right back to work.
“When you look at the kind of support they’re getting from their employees, that says something about the management and the work atmosphere, and as a result I’m hoping to get a job here if I can,” said Bill Richards of North Attleboro.
Market Basket has not yet said when the South Attleboro location will open its doors.