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Sweetbay Supermarkets to close 33 stores in Florida, including 22 in Tampa Bay area

Sweetbay Supermarkets plans to close 33 under-performing stores in Florida, including 22 in the Tampa Bay area, Bay News 9 reported Wednesday night.

The closings, which are planned to occur by mid-February, will leave Sweetbay with 72 stores in the state.

"While these decisions are difficult, especially given the impact on our associates, customers and communities, these actions will continue to enhance the performance of our overall store portfolio and further enable us to deliver profitable growth and accelerate shareholder value," said Nicole LeBeau, a spokeswoman for Sweetbay.

The stores that will close in Pinellas County are:

1861 N Highland Ave., Clearwater

1681 Main St., Dunedin

6095 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

955 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg

1794 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg

4665 66th St. N, Kenneth City

7580 49th St. N, Pinellas Park

3400 E. Lake Road, Palm Harbor

1943 U.S. Alt. 19 N, Tarpon Springs

The stores that will close in Hillsborough County are:

2333 W Hillsborough Ave, Tampa

5050 10th Ave. E. (Columbus Plaza), Tampa

4519 Gunn Highway, Tampa

5320 Ehrlich Road, Tampa

17605 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa

10617 Sheldon Road, Tampa

507 S Wheeler St., Plant City

The stores that will close in the North Suncoast are:

8833 Mitchell Blvd., New Port Richey

7431 State Road 54, New Port Richey

9017 State Road 52, Hudson

4500 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa

11160 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill

7325 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills

Sweetbay Supermarkets to close 33 stores in Florida, including 22 in Tampa Bay area 01/16/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:15am]
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