JK’s County Market grocery store in East Huntingdon is closing its doors after 35 years.
According to owner John “JK” Krystyniak, the store will close at the end of the month — a decision he called “the end of an era.” He did not provide a specific date for when the store would close.
“It was a very difficult decision,” Krystyniak said. “There’s a lot of really good people working here, they have a lot of really great skills.”
He attributed the decision to close the store to a changing culture of people not preparing meals at home, a declining population in the area and an overabundance of grocery stores. In the immediate area around JK’s County Market, there is Aldi, a German discount grocery chain that opened in East Huntingdon in January, Walmart and Save-A-Lot.