Patrick's Market

Patrick's Market

Downtown grocer Patrick’s Market is closing.

Owner Patrick Andersen said the store at 1416 Howard St. will close by the end of the month. A liquidation sale is underway.

Andersen said industry changes, especially online grocery delivery, have hurt the small bricks-and-mortar grocer.

“We’ve been doing it for 10 years now, and business just isn’t there for it to be comfortable,” he said. The store opened in 2007.

The space is now for lease and has seen “incredible interest” from office and retail tenants, restaurants and even other grocery stores, said Barry Zoob, senior vice president of Colliers International in Omaha.

“We’re taking our time to take the right pick,” Zoob said.

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