PARKLAND, FL -- Lucky’s Market will be closing its Coral Springs store on Feb. 12, the store manager said Tuesday.
The store’s 75 employees learned they will be losing their jobs in the morning as the store was preparing to open for the day, manager Morgan Mislan said. The store opened about four years ago at the southeast corner of North University Drive and Wiles Road and employed cooks, cashiers, stock clerks, laborers and others.
Lucky’s Market, known for its organic foods, is closing other stores across Florida, at least 26 of them, around the same time, Mislan said.
“We were all very sad,” she said. “Many employees have been working here since we opened.”
The food chain is regarded for its seafood, meats, prepared foods, and displayed fruits and vegetables. Mislan said the store had done fairly well over the years but the construction next door of Petco drove some customers away.
Everything in the store will go on sale as early as Wednesday, Mislan said.
Shopper Shira Braunstein said she is saddened by the closure. She shops at the store weekly and particularly loves the organic chocolates.
“I’m really sorry to hear that,” she said. “They hired the nicest people in the world and I’m really heartbroken for them.”