Big Y supermarket is closing its Myrtle Street location in March and laying off approximately 90 employees. The regional chain is working with a partner it hopes will purchase and operate the store.

Iberkshires.com reports that: In a statement released on Thursday just after noontime, company officials said the 16,000-square-foot structure in downtown Adams cannot support the items and types of services the grocer now offers.

Big Y officials say they are "aggressively pursuing another operator" for the location.

They are looking at a partner but are not elaborating on who it is.

Employees were informed Thursday morning about the decision and will be given compensation based on their years of tenure, they can also apply to other stores in the Big Y chain, but there were not enough openings to accommodate all employees.
The grocery is expected to close the first week in March.