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Peabody Market closing

Peabody will be losing its only full-service grocery store when Peabody Market closes at the end of May.

Owner Mike Crow announced the closure in a post to a personal social media account at 10:28 p.m. Tuesday:

“We will be closing the store by the end of May,” Crow wrote. “We will discount groceries at 10% until all inventory has been sold. With the loss of my wife, the struggles we faced financially trying to keep it running, and the loss of 32% of our sales since Dollar General opened, there is no hope left to keep it opened. I will place signs up tomorrow on the doors to let everyone know. Please know that Jai and I tried our best to save the jobs of our employees and improve the store with our own sweat equity, but we have went some months without even paying ourselves so our employees could get paid first. I love and appreciate everyone who has helped out, volunteered and been loyal over the last year and a half. Thanks for everything and God bless.”

In a subsequent post, Crow said new store hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Crows bought the market from Rick and Vickie Turner in August 2016. Both were heavily involved in daily store operations.

Jadina Crow suffered a sudden brain aneurism Feb. 28 and was taken to a Wichita hospital, where she died Sunday.

Last modified March 15, 2018