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Documents Show Farmer's Marketplace Closed by Court Order

The store closed Nov. 27.

The Farmer's Marketplace store in Grayslake closed Nov. 27. Photo credit: Korrina Grom
The Farmer's Marketplace store in Grayslake closed Nov. 27. Photo credit: Korrina Grom
The Farmer's Marketplace grocery store on Center Street was closed by court order, according to documents obtained by Grayslake Patch.

According to the Lake County court order filed Nov. 26, Lake County Sheriff's Office deputies were asked to "without delay, lock down the premises of Farmer's Marketplace … for purposes of allowing Piggly Wiggly Midwest, LLC to remove store inventory that is not out of code or distressed from Farmer's Marketplace."

That inventory was then to be transported to the Piggly Wiggly stores in Antioch and Zion, per the court order.

The court order adds that Farmer's Marketplace will receive "a credit, calculated by the cost for such inventory less 5 percent, to be applied to its inventory obligation owed to (Piggly Wiggly, LLC)." 

Farmer's Marketplace closed suddenly on Nov. 27 due to an apparent dispute with Piggly Wiggly, the store's distributor.

Residents reported on the Grayslake Patch Facebook page that Lake County Sheriff's Office squad cars had been parked outside the store.

Farmer's Marketplace Owner Vicky Kouantas told Patch last week that she was debating whether to find a new supplier because it appeared to her that Piggly Wiggly, the privately-owned store's distributor, had pulled their promotional support. Kouantas also noted that customers had been asking her why the shelves were so bare.

Piggly Wiggly officials have not responded to requests for comments.

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