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Remke closing Newport store

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NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) -

Remke Market will shut down its Newport, Kentucky location next month, the grocery chain announced on Monday.

Representatives from the locally owned, independent grocer say it was a business decision not to renew the lease agreement at 82 Carothers Road.

March 8 is the anticipated closing date and inventory liquidation will begin this week.

The 58 employees of Newport Remke will have the opportunity to transfer to available positions at other store locations, the company says. Employees who are unable to transfer will receive outplacement support and severance benefits for those who are eligible.

The closure leaves 12 other Remke Markets in Ohio and northern Kentucky. There are currently no plans to shut down any of those locations, according to the grocer.

“The decision to close our Newport location was a difficult one, and we recognize that it has a tremendous impact on both our associates and customers,” said Remke Markets President Matthew Remke. “Our Newport associates live out the Remke brand every day, and we hope they continue to grow with us at our other locations.”

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