Register reports that XPect Discounts in Connecticut will close

The New Haven Register is reporting that the parent company of XPect Discounts has told East Haven officials that the grocery chain will close all of its remaining Connecticut stores over the next 12 months.

“Sal Brancati, East Haven's director of administration and management, said officials of XPect Discount's corporate parent, Parma, Ohio-based Marc Glassman Inc., told him recently they are closing all of the chain's remaining locations in the state, in Danbury, Milford, East Haven and Cromwell,” the Register reports.

The Milford store is located at 480 Boston Post Road, and it’s a popular Milford store for discount groceries and other items.

One resident and loyal shopper said he’s disappointed to hear the news.

“I'm definitely sad that they're going because they have saved me probably a thousand dollars in groceries as compared to the supermarket,” the resident said.

Another resident said she shops regularly at the store and heard talk that it would be closing.

A manager at the Milford store hung up the phone when a reporter called to ask about the store plans.

Corporate officials have not yet been reached for comment.

East Haven officials said they were told the company does not want to do business in Connecticut anymore, according to the New Haven Register.