Employees and shoppers at a long-time Toms River mainstay got unexpected news this week when a familiar shopping spot announced that it will be closing its doors in only two weeks.

The last standing Foodtown in Ocean County, the Super Foodtown at Routes 37 and 166 announced that it will close permanently on June 20th.

Growing competition from the state of the art ShopRite just across the highway, and a low visibility may have all been contributing factors in the store's decision.

According to the Asbury Park Press, company president, Lou Scaduto Jr. pointed to "economic reasons" for the store's impending closure.

The grocery store market in Ocean County has been a volatile one, as outlined in this article from Patch.com, and it looks like Super Foodtown is the latest victim.

Will you be sad to see this long standing fixture of Ocean County shuttered? Weigh in on the comments section!