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Latrobe – April 30, 2012 - Morella Foods, LLC, announced today that it plans to close its SHOP ‘N SAVE grocery store located in the Latrobe 30 Shoppes in Unity Township in June of this year.  Morella Foods, owned by husband and wife team Craig and Lisa Morella, has operated the Latrobe 30 SHOP ‘N SAVE since February of 2007.

According to Craig Morella, Morella Foods was notified on April 18, 2012 that the landlord, ABC Properties, is terminating the grocer’s lease to accommodate another tenant.

“These types of announcements are always difficult,” said Craig Morella. “This is extremely frustrating knowing that 75 employees are going to be displaced considering the number of vacancies in the center. I wish the landlord would have been able to place the incoming tenant somewhere else in the complex.”

Since purchasing the grocery store in February of 2007, Morella Foods has raised over $29,000 for the American Cancer Society, donated over 33,000 labels for education to help local elementary schools and actively supported the Westmoreland County Food Bank and the local Animal Shelter. 

Also departing the center will be the Hometown Fan Club sports merchandise store, which opened in November of 2009 and is also owned and operated by Craig and Lisa Morella. “The sports store has been very successful and we will be reopening in a new location,” said Lisa Morella. “We are in the process of looking at several locations right now, and plan to be back up running in the Latrobe area as soon as possible.”

About Morella’s Route 30 SHOP ‘N SAVE and Hometown Fan Club:

Morella’s Route 30 SHOP ‘N SAVE and Hometown Fan Club are independently owned and operated by Craig and Lisa Morella. The Morellas have operated the SHOP ‘N SAVE since February 2007 and the Hometown Fan Club since November of 2009. For additional information, visit or


Route 30 SHOP ‘n SAVE is locally owned and operated by Craig and Lisa Morella. The Morella’s purchased the store in February of 2007 resizing and remodeling the facility to accommodate their existing customer base better. The store is approximately 50,000 square feet with outstanding perishable offerings.

At Route 30 SHOP 'n SAVE we bake fresh in our bakery seven days a week. We handle a large selection of breads and sweets everyday for you to choose from. You can also find many of your local favorite grocery items inside our store. We carry a large selection of Delallo deli and grocery items for your convenience.Our store is located in Latrobe along Route 30 across from Arnold Palmer Motors. We can be reached at 724-532-3939

WACKY WEDNESDAY!! At Route 30 SHOP ‘n SAVE, every Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday. This is the one day of the week when we pass on exceptional saving to our customers that goes above and beyond the regular SHOP ‘n SAVE weekly ad.
You can pick up a copy of our Wacky Wednesday circular by visiting our store or by viewing it on line under Wacky Wednesday 

Hot Buys arrive on all different days of the week. Please stop by the store to see what Hot Buys we have to offer for you!

At Route 30 SHOP 'n SAVE we offer a wide variety of everday services. You can earn pump perks when you purchase merchant gift gift cards.  Rent your favorite DVD from our in store Red Box kiosk. Red Box rentals our only $1 so stop by and pick up your favorite flick today. If your in a hurry and need to pay a bill, stop by our customer service desk. We accept Alleheny Power, Dominion, Verizon and many others for your convenience.

Other additional services include Pennsylvania Lottery, Commercial Bank and Trust ATM machine, Coinstar, and Rug Doctor floor machine rentals. All of the services are handled at our Customer Service Center. 

If you would like a to see the regular SHOP 'n SAVE ad please click on the following link