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Magic Mart In Quincy Closing Its Doors

Reported: Mar. 10, 2014 12:15 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 10, 2014 6:07 PM EDT
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QUINCY, W.Va. (Bob Aaron, Jeff Morris) -- Declining sales and a decision by Kroger to close a store in Eastern Kanawha County prompted the closure of the Magic Mart in Quincy, a company official said.

"The decline in the coal industry has created a decline in our sales in the Belle, W.Va., area," a statement from the company said. "After we learned that Kroger was closing in the same shopping center (Quincy Center), Magic Mart officials knew that business would decline even more at the Belle location."

A store manager said Monday was the store's final day.

The Magic Mart store employed 30 people. The company said employees have been offered a severance package based on years of service or they can transfer to Magic Mart stores in Beckley, Teays Valley or Danville if there are available openings.

Magic Mart's move follows a decision by Kroger announced last month that it would be closing its Diamond store on April 11. Fifty-six people work at the Kroger store.




QUINCY, W.Va. (Chris Swope, Jeff Morris) -- The Magic Mart in Quincy is closing its doors.

A store manager who answered the phone on Monday said this is the store's last day. The manager did not provide further details.

The closing of the Magic Mart follows an announcement by another major business in the eastern end of Kanawha County that is planning on shutting down. Last month, Kroger said it is closing its Diamond store on April 11. Fifty-six people work at the Kroger store.



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