Lowes Foods announced today that it will be closing two Triangle stores including one in Cary and one in Raleigh. The Cary store is located at 1961 High House Road, Cornerstone Village and the Raleigh store is at Capitol Crossings at 2900 East Millbrook Road. The closings will occur on September 14, 2013.
The closing of the Lowes Foods on High House Road in Cary comes only two weeks after Publix announced that they would be opening a location in late 2014 on the same street. I can't help but wonder about a connection.
From their press release at Lowesfoods.com :
"All employees from both store locations will be offered positions in other area Lowes Foods stores. The closings will not result in loss of jobs. Superior grocery shopping service and experience will also continue to be provided to valued Triangle area customers at the eleven other Triangle locations including stores in Garner, Cary, Raleigh, Clayton and Apex.
Beginning Friday, August 16th, merchandise in both stores will be progressively discounted.
8/16/13 10% off all Dairy, Grocery and Frozen Items*
8/23/13 25% off all Dairy, Grocery and Frozen Items*
9/06/13 40% off all Dairy, Grocery and Frozen Items*
9/06/13 25% off all Fresh items*
*Excludes beer, wine, tobacco, services, lottery and gift cards.
Fresh Rewards, Gas Rewards and store assigned promotions and coupons will be immediately accepted at all other Lowes Foods locations.
Lowes Foods extends its gratitude to affected employees and their families as well as area customers for their dedication, understanding, flexibility and loyalty during this time of transition."