The hand-drawn window ads smartly proclaim the latest deals for Valencia oranges, green cabbage and baking potatoes, just as they have for decades at Quality Market on East Jackson Street in Medford.
But inside the squat, 8,976-square-foot grocery building, activity has ceased. A small, handwritten sign taped to the door states simply: "Sorry we are closed."
With its owners bogged down in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Quality Market's future is uncertain at best.
A member of the Mulhollen Family, which owns the market, said the closure is temporary, but didn't state when the doors would be unlocked.
"This is considered a temporary closing," said Lisa Savage in an email. "We do not have a projected date at this time."
Rozanna and Richard Mulhollen filed for Chapter 11 court protection in February. Their holdings include the market, residential rentals and other land, according to court documents.
"This is a reorganization, and we are taking this time to reorganize and research all available financing and remodeling options. We are in ongoing negotiations with various financial firms."
A lawyer representing Sterling Bank, one of the largest creditors and a lender for the market property, said that the Mulhollens have not submitted required financial documents, including monthly statements and tax returns. Jackson County has filed a claim for more than $83,000 in unpaid property taxes.
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