Darien grocery stores are being hit by more than just wind. Shoppers have cleaned out the water and battery supplies of some stores, and bread is also flying off the shelves.
The Noroton Heights Stop & Shop is currently out of water and D batteries but is otherwise open for business. It’s unclear if more water and batteries are on the way. Information on the status of the Goodwives Stop & Shop not was not readily available.
Palmer’s Market has plenty of water, ice and bread but is also out of D batteries, running through several hundred packages as soon as they came in, according to owner Greg Palmer.
Trader Joe’s also has plenty of water, in small bottles and the 1.5 liters, but the store doesn’t sell batteries. The store ordered 10 pallets of water today. They also have candles and dry foods, but are running low on bread.
Whole Foods is closed today. A decision on when they will be open will be made later this afternoon.
Food shipments may also be delayed now that Gov. Dannel Malloy has closed highways. Bozzuto’s, a wholesale distributor of foods based in Cheshire, is still making deliveries to area grocery stores, although it’s unclear if the road closures will affect them.
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