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 #550026-00076

Submission Number:
550026-00076
Commenter:
Jane Jayne
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
Re: FTC File No. 101-0074 I am writing specifically about your decision to force the divestiture of the Tops, formerly P&C, supermarket in the Riverside Plaza in Cortland, N.Y. For many years there were 2 P&C supermarkets in close proximity in that area of the city and it did not seem to be a problem. Now that Tops has purchased, and closed one of them, the FTC seems to feel that having 2 Tops supermarkets at opposite ends of the city is going to hurt the consumer. As this is the only grocery store in that area it will be a hardship on many of the customers who will then have to travel to the other side of the city to shop. I ask that you reconsider your decision in this matter. Thank you, Jane H. Jayne