Moline TPC store closing early, but Davenport one remaining open


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Originally Posted Online: Jan. 07, 2011, 6:12 pm
Last Updated: Jan. 08, 2011, 1:09 pm
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By Laura Anderson, landerson@qconline.com

While the Moline TPC Cash and Carry store is closing earlier than expected at the end of next week, the Davenport store will remain open for business.

Earlier this week, a spokesman for Performance Foodservice, which owns TPC, said the Moline store, located at 4805 22nd Ave., would close by March 1 to "realign resources to support their core business of food service distribution and the customers it serves."

Jerry Upchurch, manager of the Moline and Davenport stores, said Friday that the store actually could close by the end of next week.

There's "not a specific date," Mr. Upchurch said, as the stores are in the process of transferring products to the Davenport location at 2160 E. 53rd St. "When that's done, then we will close."

He said various items in the Moline store will be discounted until then, but because the Davenport store is receiving the majority of the products, it isn't a going-out-of-business sale.

"We can still work with any of the business customers or party planning and all of those kinds of things," Mr. Upchurch said, adding that he has a number of restaurants, bars, school and church groups, ball teams and more that work with TPC. "It's not going to affect that at all."

Mr. Upchurch said an auction is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 to sell shelving, refrigeration and freezer units and other non-product items.

The TPC stores in Moline and Davenport employ about seven people per store, Mr. Upchurch said. Some of the Moline employees will transfer to the Davenport store, he added.

"We will continue to work with our business customers from Illinois, and they can still have products shipped from the warehouses" and pick them up at the Davenport location, he said.

"We want to make this as smooth and painless for the business customer as we can."

















 




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