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Organic grocery store Earth Fare closing all stores

Posted at 2:09 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 14:09:35-05

PORTAGE, Mich. — Organic grocery store chain Earth Fare is closing its sole location in Michigan.

The North Carolina-based store announced Monday that it will undergo liquidation sales at all of its stores, meaning the location at 5070 S Westnedge Ave. in Portage will close.

In a release, the company says it has gone through several initiatives to grow the business, but challenges in the retail industry have impeded progress and its ability to refinance debt.

Because of that, Earth Fare isn’t in a financial position to operate on a long-term basis.