Earth Fare closing all stores
February 3, 2020 - Earth Fare, a specialty natural and organic grocery store and full-service supermarket, said it will close all its stores and its corporate office and liquidate its inventory. In a news release, the Asheville, North Carolina-based company said "continued challenges in the retail industry impeded the company's progress as well as its ability to refinance its debt." Earth Fare has four stores in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area: 7774 113th St. N. in Seminole, 3136 Tampa Rd. in Oldsmar, and 25535 Sierra Center Blvd. in Lutz. It also has a store at 11525 FL-70 E. in Lakewood Ranch. All employees have been notified, the news release said, but Earth Fare has not yet filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) in Florida.