Another local business is shutting down in the Trumbull Center shopping plaza.
Porricelli's made its announcement Friday after a flurry of rumors the day before.
"It was no longer possible to keep the store operational and the assets have been turned over to the secure creditor," said company President Jerry Porricelli.
The store opened for business in April, 2002, and was one of three stores operated by the Porricelli’s family. The store located in the Cos Cob section of Greenwich closed in 2009 and the store located in Old Greenwich was sold to Kings Food Markets in October 2012, Porricelli said.
Before it was Porricelli's it was the Grand Union grocery store.
“We are so grateful to the people of Trumbull and all of our customers over the past 10 years for their business and support of the store. As a family-run business, we always treated our customers as family and worked hard to deliver on our promise, Passionate about Food, Passionate about Service,” Porricelli said. “The store has had a lot of new competition over the past few years which has hurt our ability to be profitable and despite our best efforts over the past six months we have reached the conclusion that we can no longer continue to operate the store.”
Porricelli's joins the Trumbull Pets and Aquarium and Frances' Pastry, two businesses who have closed in the last year. The Bar and Grille closed but was replaced by the O Bar, and a Verizon store opened up in the former Radio Shack.
Longtime stalwarts Marie's Sandwich Shop and Mackenzies pharmacy are now the two oldest businesses in the center.
During discussions on revising the Town Plan of Conservation and Development, the public cited improving the Trumbull Center plaza as important. The owners have been remodeling it.