All 31 Benny’s to close by end of 2017

Arnold Bromberg, right, co-owner of Benny's, is the grandson of the founder, Benjamin Bromberg. Bromberg was helping Karen Weihs of Tucson, Ariz., find an LED USB desk lamp. Weiss was a nurse at Memorial Hospital in the 1980s and stopped into Benny's recently while visiting a friend she worked with there. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Arnold Bromberg, right, co-owner of Benny's, is the grandson of the founder, Benjamin Bromberg. Bromberg was helping Karen Weihs of Tucson, Ariz., find an LED USB desk lamp. Weiss was a nurse at Memorial Hospital in the 1980s and stopped into Benny's recently while visiting a friend she worked with there. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
SMITHFIELD – After 93 years in business, all of the family-owned Benny’s stores will close by the end of 2017, the company announced Friday, citing the threat of online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc. The stores' closure will put all 715 employees across southern New England out of work. Employees of the company found out…
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