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Earth Fare to close all locations

Posted at 11:32 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 12:29:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Earth Fare has announced it will be closing all its stores, including the one in Tallahassee.

In a press release, the Asheville-based business confirmed that it will begin inventory liquidation sales at all of its stores. The company said all employees have been notified of the impending closure of the company’s stores and corporate office.

As part of the closings, the Earth Fare store on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee will also be shuttering its doors.

“Earth Fare has been proud to serve the natural and organic grocery market, and the decision to begin the process of closing our stores was not entered into lightly," the company said in a press release on Feb. 3, 2020. "We’d like to thank our Team Members for their commitment and dedication to serving our customers, and our vendors and suppliers for their partnership.”

The company cited financial reasons for the move.

"While many of these initiatives improved the business, continued challenges in the retail industry impeded the company’s progress as well as its ability to refinance its debt. As a result, Earth Fare is not in a financial position to continue to operate on a go forward basis," the company explained in a release. "As such, we have made the difficult, but necessary decision to commence inventory liquidation sales while we continue to engage in a process to find potential suitors for our stores."

Now, the company is telling customers to take advantage of the sales before its too late.