By Mark Ambrogi
Marsh’s presence in Hamilton County is shrinking.
Three Marsh stores in Hamilton County will close this month.
The supermarkets at 8766 E. 96th St., Fishers, and 1960 E. Greyhound Pass, Carmel, will close May 21. The store at 17901 River Ave., Noblesville, will cease operations May 27.
Marsh issued a statement May 4, calling it a reluctant decision to close nine stores, including the three in the county.
“Our decision was solely the product of the difficult competitive environment and in no way reflects on the efforts of the great associates working in these stores,” the statement said.
Tom Mulligan, a Marsh spokesman, said he couldn’t supply specific numbers on how many employees each store had. All inquiries are being handled by the Marsh corporate office.
“We are working to help our associates find other opportunities within Marsh, as has always been our practice,” Mulligan said. “We also are partnering with WorkOne and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to help our people hone their skills to re-enter the workforce.”
After the closings, there will be one Marsh store remaining in Carmel (2140 E. 116th St.) and one near the Carmel line at 10679 N. Michigan Rd., Zionsville. There also is a Marsh-operated O’Malia store at 4755 E. 126th St. In addition, there is a Marsh in the Boone Village Shopping Center in Zionsville.
There will be one Marsh store remaining in Noblesville (14450 Mundy Dr.) and Fishers (12520 E. 116th St.), although Mulligan confirmed that the company is seeking a buyer for all of the remaining stores.
“It is true that Marsh is seeking a buyer for all 44 of its remaining stores. The Company has hired the investment-banking firm of Peter J. Solomon Company to assist them in finding a buyer,” he stated in an email.