The liquidation of large equipment and fixtures has now started at the Cash & Carry.
Earlier this month, it was announced the store, which is known for selling frozen foods, subs, catering supplies and having a full meat department, would be closing. Jim Sirianno, Cash & Carry owner, said there will be discount sales on meats, deli selections, frozen food items, dairy products and paper supplies.
Sirianno said the selling of inventory is ongoing, but the liquidation of larger equipment and fixtures is also happening now.
Rand Machine Products and the Cash & Carry are both located along Allen Street Extension in Jamestown. The Cash & Carry is in the process of a liquidation sale, which could last until the end of March. Rand Machine Products officials will lease the Cash & Carry building for office space starting in April.
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''It is moving. The weather hampered us the last few weeks, but it's moving,'' he said. ''There has been a lot of interest from people in the equipment, the shelving and larger fixtures. It is moving right along.''
Sirianno said those interested in equipment from the store can call 665-5600 for more information. The Cash & Carry is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sirianno said the liquidation will need to be done by the end of March because he has leased the property to Rand Machine Products.
''Time is the problem now,'' Sirianno said about selling all the inventory before closing the business.
Rand Machine, which is located next door to the Cash & Carry at 2072 Allen St. Extension, is expanding operations by constructing a new building to house a CNC mill-turn center and coordinate-measuring machines. The CNC mill-turn center machine is 40-feet long and 15-feet wide by 15-feet high.
Herm Ruhlman, Rand Machine Products president, said the Cash & Carry will be turned into office space for his employees. Ruhlman said he has signed a five-year lease, with the option to purchase the property from Sirianno, which Ruhlman wants to do at a future date.
''It is the same height and distance from the road. Blending (the buildings) together will be easy to do,'' Ruhlman said. ''When I heard (Sirianno) was closing, I told him, 'I'll take it.'''