The owner of Hansen Meat Co. announced Monday the planned closing of its Edwardsville location.
In a letter to patrons, Ryan Hansen said he would close the store at year’s end and explained the decision:
“I am sorry to announce that Dec. 30, 2018, will be the last day of operation at our Edwardsville location. No business owner ever wants to announce the closure of a location, but projections set forth before we started our Edwardsville location have yet to be reached.
“I sincerely appreciate the loyal customers that have made Hansen Meat Co. Edwardsville a part of your family’s shopping experience, and I truly hope you decide to continue letting Hansen Meat Co. serve you through our Alton & Jerseyville locations. The Alton store is located near the Clark Bridge and is only 15 miles away.
“Decisions like this are very difficult to make, but it is one that has to be made to ensure the continued success of our third-generation family business. All Gift Cards purchased through the Edwardsville shop can be used in either of our Alton or Jerseyville locations and ALL Christmas and New Year’s orders will be fulfilled,” the customer email concluded.
The Hansens opened the Century Drive location in Edwardsville in March 2017.