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Oakville Grocery Closes Up Shop to Make Way for Mysterious New Tenant

Oakville Grocery in Healdsburg is closing after 25 years. The Oakville location will remain open.

Oakville Grocery Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images
Dianne de Guzman is a deputy editor at Eater SF writing about Bay Area restaurant and bar trends, upcoming openings, and pop-ups.

Long-running Sonoma County favorite Oakville Grocery is closing one of its stores at the end of this month. After 25 years, the Healdsburg location at 124 Matheson Street will close as of Sunday, November 26, SFGATE reports. The business shared the closure news via Instagram post, in which representatives for the company thanked the Oakville team and the Healdsburg community for its support — and gave a small hint of what will happen to the space. “What’s next for this location?” the post reads in part. “A respected member of the Healdsburg community will soon unveil exciting plans for this beloved site, bringing their enthusiasm and passion to the forefront.”

Representative Patrick Egan with Boisset Collection, which owns and operates Oakville Grocery, told the news outlet that “the time came to give a new business the opportunity to thrive in that location.” Employees of the Healdsburg location will be given the opportunity to find employment at another Boisset Collection property or receive severance, according to Egan. Meanwhile, Oakville Grocery at 7856 St. Helena Highway in Oakville will stay open.

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Update: November 20th, 2023, 4:35 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect that Oakville Grocery is located in Sonoma County.