Elliott’s Fine Nutrition in Folsom will stop operations on Saturday, in accordance with a number of retailer representatives.
Judy Major, the shop’s supervisor, mentioned that the shop is not going to be open to the general public previous Jan. 28. Until then, every part within the retailer is 40% off.
The retailer is closing due to the dying of Charles Starzynski, who was shot and killed during a daylight robbery in East Sacramento last October. The Citrus Heights retailer closed in November, Major mentioned, whereas the Rocklin location closed roughly 5 years in the past.
The Bee beforehand reported that Starzynski, the previous program director at Capital Public Radio, was a enterprise associate with spouse, Karsan Elliott, proprietor of Elliott’s Fine Nutrition shops in Folsom and Citrus Heights, which grew out of the pioneering store Elliott’s Natural Foods on El Camino Avenue close to Watt Avenue. Major mentioned Elliott’s Natural Foods is a part of the Elliott’s household however has totally different homeowners than the Folsom location. It will stay open.
Major mentioned Starzynski ran the entire retailer’s affairs. After he died, his niece was going to take over, however there have been points with the lease and rental area that Major mentioned she wouldn’t touch upon resulting from ongoing authorized proceedings.
“They can’t legally promote the identify Elliott’s to somebody that’s not within the household in accordance with no matter their contract was,” Major mentioned. “That was so way back.”
According to a press release on the shop’s web site, the sudden lack of Starzynski has been an excessive amount of for the household to beat.
“We are devastated by his loss,” the assertion mentioned. “We apologize deeply for this disruption in service, for this big change. We realize it impacts your life in smaller and bigger methods.”
Major mentioned she has been with the corporate for 17 years.
“We actually are type of like household right here,” she mentioned. “We all know one another. We all do issues outdoors of labor collectively, and we have now a very good buyer base (and) are mates with lots of the purchasers.”
The Elliott’s Fine Nutrition assertion mentioned Elliott’s Natural Foods will work to optimize its on-line buying presence to be able to make buying extra handy for purchasers.
This story was initially revealed January 26, 2023 3:22 PM.