Family sells Eastside Marketplace to corporate owners

Eastside Marketplace

The owner of Eastside Marketplace in Providence said Tuesday that he has sold the supermarket to a subsidiary of Ahold USA.

Ahold USA is the parent company of Stop & Shop.

The Pitman Street store has been owned and operated by the Laurans family for 33 years.

Scott Laurans said Eastside Marketplace said it will keep its own name, staff and store management.

The deal is expected to close early next month.