It didn’t take long for the support for West Hartford’s Crown Market to come. First, it was a Change.org petition and verbal support from customers who were saddened to hear that the market was closing after 74 years.
The support continues — a group of local people in the community made an announcement — they want to raise enough money to buy the Crown Market so it continues to run with no interruption.
“We are blessed to have a community that cares so deeply about saving this precious asset, as well as saving valuable jobs,” said Henry M. Zachs in a press release.
Zachs is one of the people seeking to raise the funds. He is joined by Alan Lazowski, Brian Newman and others, who share the goal of purchasing the market and renegotiating the lease with the current landlord, Udolf Properties, according to a press release from Stacy Silk Rome of Brand New LLC.
If all goes according to their plan, the group will look into creating new offerings and modernizing the market, a place woven into the West Hartford tapestry.
“We are honored to be part of this local community-wide effort, all working together toward the common goal of ensuring that The Crown Market, a fixture in West Hartford for nearly a century, can continue to thrive for future generations,” said Zachs.