Lucky's Market Closing All But One Store In Florida

Well, this is a bummer

January 21, 2020
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Well, this is a bummer. Lucky's recently opened up a market near my neighborhood, and my wife and a frequent this location a handful of times a week. Definitely going to miss that salad bar.

This morning, Lucky's Market corporate offices announced and confirmed that they will be shutting down all but one of their Florida Stores. The only store to remain open will not be in Orlando. All five Central Florida locations even the latest location which opened May of 2019 in Colonial Landing will be closing. Lucky's in Melbourne will continue normal operation. Over 2,000 employees will effected by this closing.

February 12th will be the final day. A 25% liquidation sale will begin this Wednesday January 22nd 2020.

A freelance writer from Lucky's Market sent this letter to Bungalower.com:

“Lucky’s at Colonial Landing is closing. This morning, employees were called in for a mandatory 7 a.m. meeting. After a breakfast of eggs, bacon, and potatoes, management regretfully informed employees the Colonial location was among the 35 nationwide that would be shuttered following a company-wide portfolio review.  

The Boulder, Colorado-based grocery chain had been struggling since Kroger announced it was divesting in early December after a three-year partnership, which left Lucky’s with a $107 million bill.  The Organic food market had expanded from 16 stores to 39 in three years and recently opened an Orlando-based distribution center to service its 21 Florida stores. Lucky’s Market heavily invested in Florida and was projected to open 14 new locations in the state this year alone.  

According to sources present at the announcement, store management made it clear that all Central Florida locations, including the South Orange store, were included in the closings. However, no official list was made available at the time of writing. Lucky’s Corporate is expected to issue a public announcement later this afternoon.  

Starting on January 22nd, all products will be 25 percent off. The store projected to stay open until February 12th, dependent on how quick inventory goes.” 

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