Saturday, August 10, 2013

XPect Discounts

XPect Discounts in North Haven was once one of 7 stores in the Connecticut chain. What started off as a Discount Drug store in the late 1980's soon expanded into a full Grocery Store. In the early 2000's the store expanded into the former toy store next door; thus adding a full pet food, cereal and chemical department. During the addition Frozen Foods was also expanded... XPect had become a "one stop shop" and business was good. But like most places business slowed during the recession and the cost to operate in the State of Connecticut continued to increase. Though still making increases in sales, "MGI" (the parent company of XPect) decided to shut down that location taking over 67 jobs with it.

Our Experience: You are probably wondering how I got in there? Well I actually used to work there for almost 3 years... And let me tell you it sure was a great store to work for, and I actually enjoyed going to work everyday.

Status Update: Dicks Sporting Goods announced plans to remodel the building and open in summer 2015

2/20/15- MGI anounced that all XPect Stores will vacate Connecticut in 12 months

 Produce, Frozen, and Dairy Cooler
Cheese Table
 Produce Cooler
 Produce Dept.

 Customer Service



 Cash Office
 Managers Office
 The Crew


  1. I am surprise they left all the shelving in place - the city is still going to tax them on all that!

  2. What a shame. It's happening all around the country too.

  3. I Work At A Marc's In Ohio And Started Looking At Xpect Discounts. This Is Really Awesome

  4. They have great brownies!

  5. Yup I remember the yellow and green walls as a kid. These stores almost felt pre-2000s, even though I went there in the 2000's as a kid. It's great to see these photos documenting the places.