Sweetbay closing 33 underperforming stores on Wednesday

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Tampa, Florida -- Sweetbay is moving up the closing date of 33 underperforming stores throughout the state due to lack of inventory.

The closure plan initially called for a mid-February closure, but sales that slashed prices by as much as 75% toward the end cleared the shelves, so all 33 will close for good on Wednesday.

Several closed earlier this week, while the rest close today.

Sweetbay says the closures are allowing them to focus on the 72 remaining stores within the company.

2,000 employees are losing their job as a result of the closures.

Closed Monday:

Stores in Kenneth City, Dunedin, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Zephyrhills, Spring Hill, Plant City, Clermont, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, New Port Richey and Trinity.

Closed Tuesday:
501 N. Beneva Rd,, Suite 180, Sarasota; 6095 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg; 955 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg; 1861 N. Highland Ave., Clearwater; 3410 US Highway 301, Ellenton; 8750 State Road 70 East, Bradenton; 2482 Immokalee Road, Naples; 5926 Premier Way, Naples; 4015 Santa Barbara Blvd., Naples; 7580 49th St. N, Pinellas Park; 5050 10th Ave. East, Tampa; and 4500 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa.

Closing Wednesday:
1794 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg; 3400 E. Lake Road, Palm Harbor; 9017 S.R. 52, Hudson; 2333 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa; 4519 Gunn Highway, Tampa; 5320 Ehrlich Road, Tampa; 6220 North Highway 98, Lakeland; 17605 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa; and 1714 US Highway 27, Suite 12, Clermont.

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