Almost two years after its celebratory opening, TROSA's grocery store on Angier Avenue is going out of business. The Durham nonprofit made the announcement this afternoon.
According to a TROSA statement, the store's revenue has not been enough to cover costs, even with TROSA's own subsidy and private donations.
"The decision to close the store has not been an easy one, as the store has had a positive impact in the East Durham community and has become an important resource for community members," the statement read.
A date and other closing details have not been set.
The TROSA store is next to the popular Joe's Diner at Angier Avenue and Driver Street. Entrepreneur Joseph Bushfan bought and renovated three adjacent buildings in the hope of reviving the long-depressed business district around that corner.