Is Market Basket Moving Out of Reading?
Reading residents want to know if the grocery store plans to move to another town.
Welcome to You Ask...Patch Answers where we answer readers questions. We recently received questions about the Market Basket in Reading. Patch readers want to know if the grocery store is moving. Here's your answer.
Rumors about the Market Basket in Reading have been circulating around town. Residents heard that the grocery store is moving to Wakefield. However, Assistant Manager Mark Lambert said that they are not moving, and do not have any plans to move in the future.
”We're doing business as usual,” Lambert said.
Operations Manager David McLean confirmed Lambert's answer and said that the store is staying put in Reading.
"It's a rumor that has no basis," McLean said.
McLean was not able to comment on the duration of the store's current lease.
A similar rumor about the store closing was spread in 2011, and later squashed with this Patch article.