M&M Meats closing within a week

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NEW GLASGOW – M&M Meats in New Glasgow is closing within a week.

"The lease was up and our rent went up,” said franchisee Tara Proudfoot.

She said they weren’t able to work anything out with their head office and said it would be too expensive to move it.

The business employed six people.

Proudfoot took over the business about 4 1/2 years ago and said it had been open for about 11 or 12 years before that.

She said the last day will be either Sunday or Tuesday depending on how quickly their stock sells.

She said there are a lot of regular customers who are saddened by the news.

Geographic location: New Glasgow

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  • BIGGER FISH TO FRY
    December 07, 2012 - 21:21

    This is seriously what you people are worried about this week? I guess the rest of us will carry on with our current drug epidemic.

  • Wally the Weasel
    December 05, 2012 - 17:43

    The Co-operators are moving from their location at Victoria Plaza. East River Plaza has space for rent. An empty Proodfoots in New Glasgow, Bridgeview Square has space as well as properties owned by Crombie Reit are vacant. The old Bank of Montreal is empty. The old H and R block location is for rent. Then there is Downtown which has space practically on all blocks. There will soon be a huge amount of space in the Aberdeen Zellers that will be available as Giant Tiger is not taking the entire footprint of that store. Just imagine if the Health Authority did not take the old Swhatrz furniture location and part of the old liquor commission. Then there is the commercial buildings that have been torn down in New Glasgow that include an old IGA building on the east river road that MandM was located at originally . Yeah this town is dying fast.

  • Amber
    December 05, 2012 - 12:30

    What a shame! What isn't closing in Pictou county??!!!

  • p-oed
    December 05, 2012 - 11:06

    Once again another franchise is driven out of Pictou County by unreasonable commercial rent rates. The owners of these properties must think these little businesses are raking in cash by the truckload. Better to leave the rent alone and have a tenant than an empty property. Greed greed greed.

  • new glasgow gal
    December 05, 2012 - 08:22

    This is terrible news, not only for the workers but the customers as well. No wonder people want to move out of Pictou County. Many people buy from m&m's on a regular basis. Sad,sad,sad.

  • MIke
    December 05, 2012 - 07:40

    Tara, please re-locate to the Albion center, and we will follow. Your staff are always very personable and courteous. Hope you reconsider. This county will be a little poorer with this great business out of our midst. Can't understand why rent had to go up. I would think the "Empire's" pockets were full enough. Apparently not.

    • Lease
      December 05, 2012 - 10:31

      At $ 18.00 sq ft. net rents I don't think Albion will be an option, and the "Empire" does not own the building, its owned by First Mutual Properties from Halifax. Definately a loss for the town

  • new glasgow resident
    December 04, 2012 - 21:06

    Sad to hear of this small business closing. Best of luck. I hope you can re-establish.

    • Get your facts straight
      December 05, 2012 - 16:19

      Get your facts straight people - Empire does not own the building.