Community to hold meeting on Kroger closures

Community to hold meeting on Kroger closures

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Community leaders are planning another meeting to prevent two Kroger stores from closing.

The locations on Lamar Avenue in Orange Mound and South 3rd Street in South Memphis are set to close next month.

Kroger said those stores have suffered millions of dollars in losses.

The community will host a meeting Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Mount Pisgah CME Church on Park Avenue.

Activists say they will talk about ways to reverse Kroger's decision or get other stores to come to the area.

Meanwhile, city and county leaders said eight vendors have shown interest in replacing both stores.

City council member Edmond Ford said they are not ready to release the names of those vendors yet, but one of those vendors wants to work to keep the Tri-State Bank branch open.

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