Oct. 30--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Kings Grant-area residents soon will lose their neighborhood Farm Fresh.
The grocery store at 2868 Virginia Beach Blvd. will close by Dec. 1, according to Luke Friedrich, a spokesman for Farm Fresh's parent company, Supervalu Inc. He confirmed the closing Tuesday.
Ames Department Store closed its doors in the same shopping center in 2001. The building has remained vacant since.
Farm Fresh recently replied to a post on its Hampton Roads-area Facebook page, confirming the grocery store will close as "a direct result of the lease not being renewed by the landlord."
"We are disappointed... as we know this store was an important part of the Kings Grant community," the post reads.
Friedrich said the company hopes to transfer some employees to other locations.
It has no plans to close any other stores in the area.