The Fresh Market to close East Cobb store

The Fresh Market has confirmed it will close its East Cobb store at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta on Nov. 18.

Credit: The Fresh Market

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The Fresh Market has confirmed it will close its East Cobb store at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta on Nov. 18.

Credit: The Fresh Market

Credit: The Fresh Market

The Fresh Market has announced it will close its store at the Woodlawn Square Shopping Center in East Cobb.

The store at 1205 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 109 in Marietta will close Nov. 18, company spokeswoman Meghan Flynn confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Flynn said the store is having 30% off grocery and 25% off wine sales.

Fifty-five people are employed at the Johnson Ferry store, 33 of whom are full-time team members. Flynn said The Fresh Market has placed one-third of those employees in positions at other locations.

“We anticipate being able to place the majority of the remaining team members at our other locations or to help them find alternative placements at neighboring businesses by the time we close the store,” Flynn said in a statement.

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East Cobb residents who need their Fresh Market fix can check out nearby stores at 4405 Roswell Road NE in Atlanta and 1125 Woodstock Road Suite 400 in Roswell.

Rumors have been circulating in the community that Lidl (pronounced "needle") could open its fourth Cobb County store in The Fresh Market's place. The German-based grocer already has stores at 2641 Powder Springs Road in Austell and 4844 Floyd Road SW in Mableton. It is also constructing a new store at 670 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta.

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Lidl US spokesman Will Harwood said the company has received “positive feedback” from metro Atlanta shoppers and is eager to open additional stores in Cobb County.

“We are currently looking into a number of possibilities,” he said. “However, it’s too early to offer specifics detail or timelines on individual sites as we are going through the application and approval processes.”


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