UPDATE: Churchill’s Market to buyout Bassett’s in PerrysburgWritten by Julie Ryan | | email@example.com
Beginning the weekend of March 14, the Bassett’s Market sign on the Perrysburg store will be covered and in two weeks, when a new sign is made, the Walt Churchill’s Market logo will appear.
Walt Churchill, owner of Walt Churchill’s Market, confirmed on March 11 that he is buying out Bassett’s Perrysburg store. He said Mike Bassett, owner of Bassett’s Market, is consolidating to the markets in Port Clinton and Bellevue.
Churchill said they operated the Perrysburg store until 1998 when it sold to Farmer Jack’s and then to Bassett’s Market. He now plans to re-establish Churchill policies on food. A main area he will change is the meat market where he plans to have only natural beef or USDA Choice Grade beef and above.
“In general, we are going to make it a very good store for a complete shopping experience,” Churchill said. “We will be more into every day low prices for easy shopping. Right now, eating at home has become more important as people gravitate away from eating at restaurants because of the economy.
“Our target customer is a person who has a high priority for food and likes a store that is easy to shop, friendly and has foods that taste great,” he said.
“Walt partners in another store in Bellevue Ohio and he approached me about buying the Perrysburg store. He lives there and knows the area so it makes sense,” Bassett said. “It gives me the chance to focus on our other stores and it was a very friendly transaction on both sides. I’d like to thank the people of Perrysburg and the surrounding areas that supported us and I’m sure they will be glad to have Walt back.”
The market is located at 26625 Dixie Highway in Perrysburg.