What Should Replace Local Sweetbay Supermarkets?
The large grocery store closed its doors this week. What would you like to see take its place?
Now that two local Carrollwood and Northdale Sweetbay stores have closed, attention has turned to what to do with the large, empty retail spaces left behind.
On the Carrollwood Patch Facebook page, users lamented the closing of the stores.
"It is sad. very sad," said Dee Castaneda-Early.
"It saddens me every time I see another business close down. Our community is looking dreadful with all these empty locations," wrote Emily Hernandez Mitchell. "And even more sad is all of the people losing their jobs."
In all, about 2,000 people in Florida lost jobs due to the closures.
What would you like to see move in to the space left by Sweetbay? Is there a larget retailer that you think would do well in the Carrollwood and Northdale area? Tell us in the comments section below.
More on the closing
Several local Sweetbay Supermarkets were among 33 under-performing stores in Florida scheduled to close in February.
Many stores begain liquidation sales in the last 2 weeks, with some stores offering as much as 50 percent off.
The store at 4519 Gunn Highway was scheduled to close on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The other Carrollwood area location at 4519 Gunn Highway, was also scheduled to close on Wednesday.