By Chadwick Dolgos
After 69 years of being owned and operated by the Mancini family, the Coraopolis Cash Market may soon be under new ownership, according to a May 13 post on social media.
Rumors started buzzing on Coraopolis Connect, a community page on Facebook, that the owners of Coraopolis Cash Market were selling their business. With few details available, many questioned whether it was true or not until the Mancinis themselves stepped in to confirm those rumors.
“Yes, we have made the decision to sell the Cash Market and are in the process of ironing out details,” Trude Mancini later posted on Facebook.
The rumors were begun by Cash Market’s current employees who were informing their customers of the forthcoming changes.
“We informed our employees as a courtesy to them, so they would not worry about having a job,” Mancini said.
“Jimmy and I want to retire, and the proposed new owner has assured us that he will keep all employees that you have come to know,” continued Mancini.
Along with keeping every employee aboard, Trude and Jim sought out a buyer who they believe will also keep to their traditions, such as superb customer service and community loyalty.
“We did not want to leave the community without a grocery store or our employees without a job,” said Mancini.
The Coraopolis Cash Market was first opened by Pittsburgh-native Albert Mancini in 1952 with just three aisles and quality meats.
Mancini later passed the company onto his three children: Donna, Sharon, and Jim (who married Trude) who continued their father’s traditions, making the market a staple in the community.
The sale agreement has not been finalized and the exact timeframe of the transition is unknown, but they say more details will be posted to their website as they become available.
“We will truly miss all of our loyal customers and employees very much,” said Mancini. “We sincerely appreciate your business over the years.”