village pantry (s. meridian&arizona) closed. anyone know why?

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marty

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 14, 2013
re:the village pantry at s. meridian and arizon st.

when i passed by at 11:40am this morning it was open and business as usual.
however, when i passed by it again at 8:40pm, the windows were boarded up and it was closed. does anyone know why it closed?
i checked all the local news media websites (wishtv, indystar, etc) and could not find any info on why it was closed. even checked the IFD and IPD.nothing.
also tried the village pantry website and it didn't mention the store closing. in fact, the store location didn't even come up on the "store locator" search feature.
if anyone knows why the VP at s.meridian and arizona is now closed, please post the info.
thanks
Goto

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 23, 2013
Closed do to company ossuing new licenses to productive stores, and image enhancement program. Thx marty.

“NOT RUSSIAN”

Since: May 08

and not from Russia

#3 Jan 23, 2013
They have always had a hard time keeping product on the shelf and keeping it from walking out the door. When you can't rent a cop, or pay for better surveillance, you just can't stay open. I'm surprised it lasted this long. Too bad for Becky Hough, who worked there for 19 years before being shot in the face by a couple punks living in the neighborhood. She was about 3 months from retiring. What a way to go. After something like that, I'd have shut it down anyhow, regardless of any 'profits' I might be making.
Damn shame.
AllAmerican

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#4 Jan 23, 2013
Russia1513 wrote:
They have always had a hard time keeping product on the shelf and keeping it from walking out the door. When you can't rent a cop, or pay for better surveillance, you just can't stay open. I'm surprised it lasted this long. Too bad for Becky Hough, who worked there for 19 years before being shot in the face by a couple punks living in the neighborhood. She was about 3 months from retiring. What a way to go. After something like that, I'd have shut it down anyhow, regardless of any 'profits' I might be making.
Damn shame.
It would probably surprise all of us to know how much stuff "walks" out of stores in this city. I was in the Burlington on the eastside recently, and actually witnessed 3 shoplifting incidents. Security and IMPD was dealing with the first two situations, while others took advantage of the distraction. An employee told me it was a daily occurence.
Ken

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jan 23, 2013
It use to be the go to place to find a meth head or a crack hoe.
marty

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 29, 2013
Thanks for the reply, goto. I'm sure that was most likely the case. That area has more than its share of crime and its not the safest area either. The cashier who was shot and killed there is proof of that.
marty

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 24, 2013
Follow-up: a few weeks ago another convenience store opened up in the same building that was once the village pantry there at south meridian and Arizona street. The outside of the building has been repainted so now everything that was green (the color VP used) is now red. Here's the odd part: there isnt a sign up anywhere on the outside of the building saying what the name of the store is. And unlike the former VP, this store isn't selling gas. And this store isnt using all the floor and shelf space to stock merchandise;its only about two thirds full.
there is a need for a convenience store in this area. I just hope it stays open for a while and doesn't become a place for crime like the VP did.
mary

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Feb 25, 2013
marty wrote:
Follow-up: a few weeks ago another convenience store opened up in the same building that was once the village pantry there at south meridian and Arizona street. The outside of the building has been repainted so now everything that was green (the color VP used) is now red. Here's the odd part: there isnt a sign up anywhere on the outside of the building saying what the name of the store is. And unlike the former VP, this store isn't selling gas. And this store isnt using all the floor and shelf space to stock merchandise;its only about two thirds full.
there is a need for a convenience store in this area. I just hope it stays open for a while and doesn't become a place for crime like the VP did.
ah the great convenience store mystery caper strikes again!

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