Flint Hamady store opening delayed again, employees still sought

The owner of Hamady Complete Food Center says they've pushed back it's opening for other 6 weeks. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - The opening of Flint's first full-service grocery store in years has been delayed, again.

The owner of Hamady Complete Food Center says they've pushed back it's opening for other 6 weeks.

James McColgan, Jr. blames a falling out with a business partner, but also hasn't been able to find people who want to work in the store.

After big ads promoting up to 90 new jobs, only about 15 people have applied.

"I can't get the workers. I can't get people who want to make money, who want to have benefits. It is very disheartening, but we are working our way through that,” he said.

McColgan stresses the full-time jobs come with benefits.

Applicants can apply at michiganworks.com or come to the store.

They expect to open by June 20th.

They've just signed a 10-year lease with the new owners of the Hallwood Plaza, a Japanese firm based in Seattle.

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