E.W. James Retreating From Lexington: Report

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- E.W. James & Sons here is closing the third and last of its stores in the Lexington, Tenn., area next month, according to company officials quoted in the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper.

UNION CITY, Tenn. -- E.W. James & Sons here is closing the third and last of its stores in the Lexington, Tenn., area next month, according to company officials quoted in the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper. All three stores are former Winn-Dixie locations that E.W. James took over in November 2004; two of them closed last year. The store set to close next month is to be replaced by a Kroger, the report said. In all, James purchased 10 former Winn-Dixie locations but has closed seven. E.W. James officials were not immediately available for comment.