Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Tops Markets LLC, a limited liability company, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V U.S. Holdco LLC, a limited liability company, and The Penn Traffic Company, a corporation. FTC File No. 101 0074 #550026-00060

Submission Number:
550026-00060
Commenter:
Jeanine Chatt
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Tops Markets LLC, a limited liability company, Morgan Stanley Capital Partners V U.S. Holdco LLC, a limited liability company, and The Penn Traffic Company, a corporation. FTC File No. 101 0074
To whom it may concern: I was extremely upset to learn that you will be forcing Tops to sell the Quality Markets store on Rochester Road in Lockport, NY. While I understand the letter of the law regarding monopolies, I'm sure you don't understand the ramifications of that store closing. And, yes, I say "closing" because I have not seen or read of any other entity that might be interested in buying and operating that store. For those of us who live in eastern Niagara County, this store is pretty much the only grocery store within convenient driving distance. The other stores are within driving distance, but in a completely different direction, which makes them highly INCONVENIENT. To close this store would be a hardship for me and others like me who live east of Lockport. We love having this store and we love having it "in our neighborhood", so to speak. In addition, the pharmacy is our family pharmacy. I have many elderly neighbors, for whom having this pharmacy in close proximity is a blessing. If you have any other buyers for this store, I would withdraw my protest, but as the situation now stands, I must protest vehemently this ruling. Please consider the welfare of the people who live in this area and re-think this decision. Feel free to contact me for any further comment. Thank you. Jeanine Chatt