MARTIN’S to close ‘under performing’ West End store

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - Attention West End shoppers -- MARTIN’S Food Markets plans to close its Gayton Crossing store.

“This difficult decision comes out of our ongoing and continual assessment of our stores,” GIANT/MARTIN’S president Rick Herring said in a statement. “Our Gayton Crossing location has not achieved performance goals after several years of operation. We thank and deeply appreciate the dedicated service of our associates at the Gayton Crossing store.”

The 32-year-old former Ukrop's store, located at 9782 Gayton Road, will close on or before October 26. MARTIN’S is encouraging shoppers to visit the John Rolfe location three miles from Gayton Crossing.

“We are committed to investing in the Richmond market, and we look forward to opening our new state-of-the-art, 74,000-square-foot Midlothian store next year,” Herring continued.

MARTIN'S said it planned to help the Gayton Crossing workers find jobs at nearby stores.