A Marsh Supermarkets spokesperson confirms the chain plans to close all of its 44 remaining locations (40 in Indiana, four in Ohio) in the next 60 days unless a buyer or a new business partner will allow the company to continue operations.
Marsh filed a notice Monday with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development indicating the closure of 16 stores that have more than 50 employees, as required by the state. The remaining stores have fewer than 50 employees.
A spokesperson says Marsh has partnered with the investment firm Peter J. Solomon Company to seek a buyer or investor.
The closings include locations in Lafayette and Kokomo, as well as about a dozen in and around Indianapolis.
Marsh recently sold its pharmacy department, forcing the stores to stop selling hard liquor in order to comply with Indiana’s complicated alcohol laws.