Petty's Fine Foods to close after 70 years

Posted at 8:40 AM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 19:50:18-05

Petty's Fine Foods will close its doors in February after more than 70 years in business in Tulsa.

The specialty grocery store made the announcement in a press release Tuesday morning. 

According to the release, owner Scott Petty came to the decision after meeting with Helmerich & Payne, the owners of Utica Square.

Petty was quoted as saying that it is time for a different direction for the business.

“This is time for a new direction,” said Petty. “We feel fortunate to have been a part of so many people’s lives. We have had generations of loyal customers and dedicated employees. That’s what has made the store so special over the years.”

The grocer, which offers meat, produce and specialty foods employs about 50 people. 

The management teams says it's committed to helping them find new jobs.

Petty's Fine Foods is the second decades-old business to shut its doors at Utica Square in 2016. After more than 100 years in business, Miss Jackson's also closed this year.

In the release, Petty thanked Utica Square management for their partnership.

“We’re very grateful to Helmerich and Payne, and the property management team, for everything they have done for us over the years,” he said. “They have always treated us well, and I know they will develop exciting plans for the future of this location and Utica Square.”

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