Cudahy Pick ‘n Save to close, 75 employees relocated

Freeman Staff

March 1, 2018

CUDAHY — After more than forty years in business, Pick ‘n Save in Cudahy is expected to close in the coming weeks, leaving the city without a grocery store.

All of the store’s 75 employees will be offered jobs at other Pick ‘n Save stores after the Cudahy location, at 5851 S. Packard Ave., closes in March.

“After careful consideration of the long-term financial performance of this store, our efforts did not bring about the results needed to meet our business goals and objectives,” said James Hyland, Roundy’s Supermarkets vice president of communications and public affairs, in a statement.

Cudahy’s store had been underperforming, and closing failing stores ensures other stores stay strong, Hyland said.

Mayor John Hohenfeldt said the city was given no prior warning from Pick ‘n Save about the closure.

“I’m very disappointed as a mayor, as are many of my residents,” Hohenfeldt said.

Though it will leave Cudahy without a grocery store, it will push community planners to bring in “new life” and a different store to fill the void, he said.

A liquidation sale started Wednesday, and the store is expected to close next month.

Other Pick ‘n Save stores nearby:

St. Francis – Whitnall, 4698 S. Whitnall Ave.

South Milwaukee – 2931 S. Chicago St.

Oak Creek – 2320 W. Ryan Road

Oak Creek – Mega Mall, 8770 S. Howell Ave