Shoppers sad to see Mobile Winn-Dixie go

Winn-Dixie grocery store at Schillinger and Cottage Hill. Photo: FOX10 News Reporter Alexa Knowles.

Long-time hometown grocery store, Winn-Dixie, will be closing its doors on Schillinger Road. That's just one of five stores in our area scheduled to close, after the store's parent company filed for bankruptcy.

For frequent shoppers like Rhonda Paul, her quick grocery runs to the Winn-Dixie by her house won't be happening for much longer.

"Blew my mind, I'm like wow, you know especially when you shop here all the time," said Paul.

She's not alone. After hearing the news that the Winn-Dixie at Schillinger and Cottage Hill will be closing soon, some shoppers on their pre-dinner shopping trips, said they're just as shocked to see it go.

"[I'm] kinda sad, I mean this is one of the few Winn-Dixies I go to after work, during lunch, it's nearby our home. I've been shopping at Winn-Dixie since I was a kid, just to hear one of the locations shutting down, that's a big downer," said shopper TJ Vannavong.

It's one of five Winn-Dixie in our area scheduled to be closed. The others are in Daphne, Robertsdale, Gulf Shores, and Monroeville. The southern chain has been around for almost 100 years, but after Thursday afternoon's announcement, 94 stores will close, most of them in Florida.

Winn Dixie's parent company, Southeastern Grocers, based in Jacksonville, hasn't said exactly when the stores will close. Almost 600 stores will still be open across seven states in the South.

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