North Carolina-based Ingles Grocery will close its store in Woodstock today.
The store, located at 100100 Highway 92, will close today at 5 p.m. for good.
The company opened their store in Woodstock in the mid 1990s. The city of Woodstock issued the first business license to the store on Dec. 12, 1995, said Woodstock Development Services Supervisor Mark Hudgins.
Patch made repeated phone calls to company representatives for comment, but has not heard back.
The company has one other store in Cherokee County, located on RiverStone Parkway next to the Cherokee County YMCA in Canton.
The store on Friday was busy with managers and employees packing up items in boxes to be transported from the area. The store had a sign posted on both doors informing customers that it will be closing.
Ingles is the anchor of the shopping center, which also includes Stevie-B's and Bub-A-Q restaurants.
One couple Robert and Carol York of Woodsock, said they hate to see the store close adding it's been a "fixture" to the Woodstock area.
"A lot of old timers shopped there (and) at one time, it was the only grocery in the area," they added. "They also had the best prices and had fresh meat cut in the store, not like (the) warehouse-cut meat that shipped in, already packed."
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