Mayberry Foodstuffs Grocery Closing

Oct 4, 2011 by

As you may recall from my Downtown Grocery post, I’m a big fan of the Mayberry Foodstuffs grocery. While they don’t have enough to completely replace a trip to Kroger, they helped fill in the Downtown grocery void. I usually make a visit once week on my walk home from work and often chat a little with the person working. A couple of weeks ago he notified me that Mayberry will start grocery delivery in the Downtown and OTR areas. I figured business must be good. Sadly today our chat was not as positive as he told me Mayberry Grocery will be closing in late October. When I asked “closing? for good?” he said yes, unfortunately business has not been good enough to stay open. Some of the specialty products found in the store will be available in the other Campbell owned properties such as Skinny Pig and World Food Bar.

While I have noticed a reduction of hours and I’m typically the only customer when I do visit, I am surprised by the news. It seemed like a lot of money and work was put into the renovation of their space. I also thought the previous conversation about delivery was a sign business was ok. Unfortunately I guess it was not to be. At least we can still enjoy Josh Campbell’s food creations at Mayberry, Skinny Pig and World Food Bar.

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  1. That is awful. I don’t like downtown, but I do work there and this was a super convenient place to stop and pick up stuff before hopping on the bus back home. I’m really sorry to see it go.

  2. Wow. That was super quick. How long was that store even open? Is too bad I suppose. I never even got the chance to go in. I did take pictures of the outside once, but never went in.

  3. Chris

    I’m sorry to hear this. They also had a good craft beer selection. I like downtown & Mayberry Foodstuffs is an example of what IS needed. I’m not a fan of chains.

  4. Justin

    Aww man. I worried this might happen. They filled the gourmet void in downtown and limited having to go to Findlay so much for small things. I guess I’ll be biking to Findlay more.

  5. Betsy

    I think they could have succeeded had they positioned both of their downtown locations side by side or at least on the same block.

  6. The location was not super great for Mayberry, unfortunately.

    I was in there last week about an hour before close and they had already locked the door, and were out of everything that I came in for. Very disappointing to not have a later-hours grocery spot!

  7. Wowzers, I just realized what my first post said. Talk about a typo. What I meant to type is that I “don’t work” downtown. I certainly do like it. I have no idea how that happened.


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