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Johnson City Food Lion to close

Staff report • Jan 12, 2012 at 8:33 AM

One of Johnson City’s Food Lion locations will be closing sometime in the next month.

The Food Lion at 1420 E. Main St. will be closed, according to Food Lion’s corporate website. The grocery chain’s parent company, Delhaize America, based in Salisbury, N.C., plans to close 113 underperforming Food Lion stores as a strategic move to strengthen its U.S. portfolio, the company said in a news release Wednesday.

All affected stores will be closed within 30 days, the company said.

About 4,900 employees across the company will be displaced as a result of these closings.

Food Lion still operates a store in Johnson City at 1320 Bristol Hwy.

Other local Food Lion stores that will be closing are the Greeneville store at 2325 E. Andrew Johnson Highway and the Bristol, Va., store at 2012 Lee Highway.

For more information about the closings, visit Food Lion’s website.