Letter to the city of Franklin as received yesterday at city hall is below:
June 29, 2009
VIA HAND DELIVERY AND REGULAR U.S. MAIL
Mayor Tom Taylor
City of Franklin
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI 53132
Re: Notice of Cessation of Operations/Sale of Business
Dear Mayor Taylor:
Due to changing business circumstances connected with the economy, our Wyndham Village store assets, located at 7780 S. Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, Wisconsin ("Sendik's-WyndhamVillage") will be sold to Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. We expect the sale to close at the end of August. We will begin to wind down our operations during the weeks prior to that date.
We intend to continue pay and benefits for 74 eligible employees for 60 days from the date of this letter as required by Wisconsin law. Most of those employees will continue to work for most of that 60 day period while we wind down the operation. 8 additional employees will be offered positions at our Brookfield location. An additional group of part time low hour employees will also be laid off. All employees are also receiving notice on today's date.
It is our understanding Roundy's intends to reopen the store as a Pick 'n Save around November 1st. Roundy's has offered to interview all of our employees for positions in their new store. We have provided information to our employees about that interview process.
We are working with our employees to insure a smooth transition as our employees pursue other opportunities. If we can provide any further information or coordinate this activity with your office, please contact me at (262) 781-8200.
Lori B. Barczak