Four supermarkets in the Dallas-Fort Worth area are scheduled to close on December 1, including one in Keller near far north Fort Worth.
Two are Albertsons stores; the other two are Tom Thumbs. But all four fall under the same corporate umbrella; Albertsons and Tom Thumb merged in 2014.
The stores are being closed because they're unprofitable, according to the Dallas Morning News.
The locations of the stores that are closing are as follows:
- Albertsons at 10800 N. Beach St., Keller
- Albertsons at 1300 W. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto
- Tom Thumb at 2600 Flower Mound Rd., Flower Mound
- Tom Thumb at 820 S. Macarthur Blvd., Coppell
Tom Thumb/Albertsons spokeswoman Connie Yates called the closures a "tough decision" but one that's necessary for success.
The Keller location did not lack for competition: There are two Walmarts, three Krogers, a WinCo, and an Aldi all within a mile.
Albertsons currently has 16 locations in Tarrant County. The closure will bring that number to 15. Once it closes, the closest Albertsons will be at Fossil Creek Plaza.
At the same time, the company is opening two Tom Thumb stores in Dallas' urban core: one right outside downtown and another in Uptown Dallas in the new Union building at Cedar Springs Road and Akard Street.
The company is also closing stores in Houston — specifically three Randalls stores, another supermarket chain that it owns.