Dixie Edington, Banner-News reporter, has just returned from Kroger where employees confirmed that the store will be shut down Jan. 15. Sales are set to begin on merchandise on Jan. 5, the employees said. (None wanted to be identified because none have been authorized to speak to the media.)
One employee added, also, that the Magnolia Kroger is the last Kroger in this region. We haven’t confirmed that detail yet, however – we are still waiting to hear from the company’s corporate headquarters. We’ve left several messages and been transferred to multiple departments, many of which didn’t bother to answer their phones at all.
But stay tuned to the Banner-News Blog for updates (we’ll post comments from corporate officials as soon as we get them!), and as usual, look for the best details in Thursday’s print edition of the Banner-News!