Midtown Sweetbay to close on Wednesday

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Two Sweetbay Supermarkets in Saint Petersburg will close their doors today as part of a company-wide shuttering of under-performing stores.

On Wedneday, the controversial Midtown Sweetbay is set to close. The closing dates are ahead of schedule.  

The three stores were among 33 Sweetbays scheduled to closein February. The Midtown Sweetbay at 1794 22nd St. S. will officially close Wednesday, TBO reports, while the stores at 6095 Ninth Ave. N., and 955 62nd Ave. S are closing Tuesday.

Many stores began liquidation sales in the last two weeks, with some stores offering as much as 50 percent off.

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