Ukrop's to close Roanoke grocery store

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Ukrop's Super Markets, Inc. announced today it will close its Ivy Market store, located at 2331 Franklin Road, in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 24.

The First Market Bank branch in this store will remain open until Friday, Dec. 18.

"We are making this announcement this afternoon after talking with store leadership about this tough decision," said Ukrop's Chairman, President and CEO Bobby Ukrop. "We wish it had worked out differently. It's painful for many reasons, not the least of which is that we will no longer be able to offer employment to associates who have diligently served Ivy Market customers.

"We are grateful to the Roanoke Valley customers who have loyally supported us with their business and will do our best during the next five weeks to provide the quality fresh food and superior customer service they have come to expect from Ukrop's," added Ukrop.

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