The parent company of the Winn-Dixie grocery stores chain, Southeastern Grocers, announced it would file for bankruptcy by the end of the month. The group is closing 94 locations throughout the Southeast including 6 Winn-Dixie stores in South Florida.
The closings account for about 14 percent of the Jacksonville-based company’s locations; another 582 stores will continue operating. Under the court-orded restructuring, select BI-LO, Harveys, and Winn-Dixie stores will close. Here are the South Florida Winn-Dixie’s scheduled to shutter:
- Cooper City Winn-Dixie: 2581 North Hiatus Road
- Miramar Winn-Dixie: 6301 County Line Road
- Plantation Winn-Dixie: 7139 W. Broward Blvd
- Pompano Beach Winn-Dixie: 277 S. Pompano Parkway
- Tamarac Winn-Dixie: 7015 N. University Drive
- West Palm Beach Fresco y Más: 2675 S. Military Trail
In total, 35 stores throughout Florida will cease to operate. The remaining 59 closing locations are in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
The grocery chain’s roots go back to 1914 when the Davis family operated Davis Mercantile in Idaho. But it wasn’t until one of the family members moved to Miami in 1925, and opened a grocery store that, after years of progress, name changes, and acquisitions of other stores, including Winn & Lovett and Dixie Home, that it came to be known as Winn-Dixie in 1955.
Anthony Hucker, president and CEO, said in a statement, “Southeastern Grocers is faced with a critical milestone in its transformation and we have made choices for our future and long-term growth potential.”