BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Raising rent isn't just affecting residential tenants, a Stop & Shop in Brockton may lose its spot after its landlord jacked up the payments and failed to meet company financial expectations— but Brockton city officials are working to keep that from happening.
Ward 6 City Councilor Jack Lally tells WBZ's Shari Small that the absence of the grocery store would be felt in the community.
"It's a presence at that intersection. Lot of people are going there for their prescriptions, getting gas, just shopping there," Lally said.
In terms of the campaign to get Stop & Shop to stay, the city has contacted and lobbied for a change in the company's plans to pull the store out of circulation.
"There is hope, I don't like to be the guy to promise you the moon and then disappears, but all I'll say is it's not done. They're beginning to start the procedure they have to when they close a store in anticipation," Lally said.
WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports.