Kroger has announced plans to close down one of its West Knoxville locations due to 'significant losses' over the past several years.
The 4440 Western Avenue store lost more than $1 million in the last two years, according to a release from the company.
"Closing stores is always a last resort, and only considered after all other alternatives have been exhausted," spokesperson Melissa Eads said in a statement.
All 80 people who work at the Western Avenue location will be offered jobs at other Knoxville-area Kroger stores. Eads said they notified employees on Monday morning.
The store and fuel center will close March 31.
Kroger has 4 other locations within 5 miles of the store.
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