Family market sold out after 66 years in business in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts market that has been in business for over 65 years is now under new ownership. Lucci’s Market in Wilmington was purchased by McKinnon’s Supermarkets and will operate under the McKinnon’s banner. The owners of Lucci’s Market, John and Susan Lucci, are retiring. John Lucci’s father, also named John, opened the original market with his mother, Midge, in 1956. John Sr. and Midge opened their market with the help of John Sr.’s parents, who emigrated from Italy in the 1920s and opened a small store in Stoneham.Lucci’s Market is known for its charcuterie and home-cooked meals produced by Susan’s Kitchen, which opened in 2007.McKinnon’s Supermarkets, home to the “Super Butcher Shop is a family-owned business operating since 1946. McKinnon’s has Massachusetts locations in Danvers, Everett and Salem, as well as another in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “We hope to bring together the best of the Lucci and McKinnon traditions at the Wilmington location,” Ed and Carl Penta, brothers and co-owners of McKinnon’s, said in a statement. “Lucci’s has been a significant business in Wilmington for many years, and we hope to continue that tradition as an important part of the community there.” The Penta brothers said they would bring their expertise and selection of fresh and marinated meats to Lucci Market. But they noted that they would continue to operate the store in much the same way as John and Susan Lucci, including keeping Lucci’s famous subs and sandwiches “as they are. Will be employed by McKinnon’s. “We are happy to sell the company to the Penta family and McKinnon’s. We feel very comfortable with their style of ownership and know they will treat customers, the store and employees well,” John and Susan Lucci said in a statement. McKinnon’s said it hopes to make the transition. gradual transition from Lucci’s to the McKinnon’s brand over the next few weeks with a grand reopening as McKinnon’s Market in mid-July.

A Massachusetts market that has been in operation for over 65 years is now under new ownership.

Lucci’s Market in Wilmington has been purchased by McKinnon’s Supermarkets and will operate under the McKinnon’s banner. The owners of Lucci’s Market, John and Susan Lucci, are retiring.

John Lucci’s father, also named John, opened the original market with his mother, Midge, in 1956. John Sr. and Midge opened their market with the help of John Sr.’s parents, who emigrated from Italy in the 1920s and opened a small store in Stoneham.

Lucci’s Market is known for its deli meats and home-cooked meals produced by Susan’s Kitchen, which opened in 2007.

McKinnon’s Supermarkets, home of the “Super Butcher Shop”, has been family owned and operated since 1946. McKinnon’s has Massachusetts locations in Danvers, Everett and Salem, as well as another in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

“We hope to bring together the best of the Lucci and McKinnon traditions at the Wilmington site,” Ed and Carl Penta, brothers and co-owners of McKinnon’s, said in a statement. “Lucci’s has been an important business in Wilmington for many years, and we hope to continue that tradition as an important part of the community there.”

The Penta brothers said they would bring their expertise and exclusive selection of fresh and marinated meats to the Lucci market. But they noted they would continue to operate the store in much the same way as John and Susan Lucci, including keeping Lucci’s famous subs and sandwiches “just as they are”.

Additionally, the Penta brothers said that all current employees of Lucci’s Market will be employed by McKinnon’s.

“We are pleased to sell the business to the Penta family and McKinnon’s. We feel very comfortable with their style of ownership and know they will treat customers, store and employees well,” John and Susan Lucci said in a statement.

McKinnon’s said it hopes to make the gradual transition from Lucci’s to the McKinnon’s brand over the next few weeks with a grand reopening as McKinnon’s Market in mid-July.

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