BILLINGS - Company officials announced Thursday the process of closing dozens of Lucky's Market stores across 10 states has begun. Stores in Billings and Missoula are among those closing.
In a press release, a company spokeswoman said it began closing stores on Wednesday.
"After exploring multiple alternatives, the decision was made to close various stores, in addition to a reduction in staff at the Company’s support office in Niwot, CO.," the press release states. "For stores that are closing, a going-out-of-business sale has been put into effect. It is anticipated that the closing process for stores will take place over the next three weeks. Deep discounts on in-store merchandise during that time will allow customers to stock up on some of their favorite Lucky’s products before they are sold out."
The trade publication Progressive Grocer is reporting the company plans to close a total of 32 stores in 10 states.
Lucky’s Market stores that will remain open include: Traverse City, MI; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Columbia, MO; Melbourne, FL; North Boulder and Fort Collins, CO.
A store employee confirmed to Q2 News on Tuesday that the Billings store in the West Park Promenade off Grand Avenue would be closing. The employee said the last day for the store would be Feb. 12