By BOB OLIVER
DEARBORN — After less than 10 months of business, the ValuLand grocery store on Michigan Avenue closed it’s doors on Saturday for the last time.
The store, 22541 Michigan Ave., which opened on Feb. 17, was in the same strip mall as Family Dollar and Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.
A sign appeared on the front windows of ValuLand just after Thanksgiving that stated, “Effective Dec. 7, 2013 at 5 p.m. our store will be closing. We have been proud to serve you and we thank you for your patronage.”
The Dearborn store was one of eight ValuLand outlets in Michigan, with the others being in Leslie, Clare, Warren, Marion and Roseville, and the two remaining in Lansing.
The Roseville store also closed on Saturday.
ValuLand was opened by Spartan Stores Inc., which merged with Nash Finch Co. last month to form the SpartanNash Co. chain. SpartanNash operates several grocery stores and chains that are in eight states.
Calls to management at the Dearborn store were not returned by press time.
(Bob Oliver can be reached at [email protected])