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Stewart’s Shops Closing Location Due to Space Limitations

Latham, New York, store in operation since 1981; new shop to be built
The Stewart's Shops in Latham, New York, that is closing
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Stewart’s Shops is closing a location in Latham, New York, because it’s too small.

In operation since 1981, the convenience store “is no longer able to efficiently serve the demands of our loyal customers,” the Ballston Spa, New York-based chain said.

The “tiny shop,” at 567 Watervliet Shaker Road (pictured), will close Feb. 2, Stewart’s Shops said.

There is limited space for sandwiches, soups and other food-to-go items—and no space to offer gasoline.

“Unlike many of our growing shops, there is no additional property to be acquired to adequately expand the shop,” said Stewart’s Shops, which employs about 10 at the location. All have accepted jobs at other locations.

  • Stewart's Shops is No. 23 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.

“We thank our longtime customers and encourage them to shop at our 605 Loudon Road location about a half mile south of the Watervliet Shaker Road shop,” the company said. “The community also is served by our shop at 186 Troy Schenectady Road in Latham, located about two miles away.”

Stewart’ Shops said the decision to close the shop is not an indication that it’s reducing services in the community. Rather, it has plans to construct a much larger shop at 956 Loudon Road in Latham later this year.

Founded in 1945, Stewart’s Shops is an employee- and family-owned c-store chain known for its milk, ice cream, coffee, Easy Food meals and other convenience items. There are 357 Stewart’s Shops in upstate New York and southern Vermont.

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