Pickens Bi-lo to close in March


By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — The Pickens Bi-lo is one of four stores in the Upstate set to close.

In addition to the Pickens location, Bi-lo parent company Southeastern Grocers will close stores in Spartanburg, Greenville and Greer, according to Joe Caldwell, senior manager of corporate communications.

The four stores were underperforming, he said in a news release.

“We realize that the closure of an underperforming store in your community can be challenging,” Caldwell. “We do not take these decisions lightly, and only make this tough choice after careful consideration of its impact on our associates and our customers has been made.”

Store employees were the first to know about the stores’ closures and “have

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