From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — After 70 years, Western Supermarkets will be closing down operations, according to WBRC.
“Western Market has been serving Alabama for 70 years,” said Western Market CEO Ken Hubbard. “I am happy to know our spirit of service, dedication to our people and community involvement will continue through Publix. I believe this is the best grocer to serve our loyal customers into the future.”
WBRC reported that according to Publix, the location in Mountain Brook on Jemison Lane will be turned into a Greenwise Market. It’s expected to open up in late summer or early fall.
The Western in Vestavia Hills on Morgan Drive will be torn down and rebuilt as a Publix, according to WBRC.
There are currently three Western Markets in the metro area.