ONLEY, VA – Customers and employees of the Four Corners Fresh Pride grocery store received some abrupt news after Christmas. The store was closing … IMMEDIATELY.
The closure affected almost 20 employees, said Camellia Food Stores Inc. Chief Operating Officer Scott Beavers.
Only "a handful" lost their jobs, he said. All managers and assistant managers were transferred to other store locations.
"Unfortunately there’s only so much room for retail operations on the Shore," said Beavers. "We just decided to cut our losses there."
Camellia operates three other Fresh Pride stores on the Virginia Eastern Shore – in Chincoteague, Parksley, and Exmore. The company stated that it has no plans to close any other Shore stores.
photo courtesy of the Eastern Shore News