GASSAWAY, WV (WOWK)—A grocery store in Braxton County, West Virginia is closing.

According to James Menees, corporate affairs manager with Kroger Mid-Atlantic, the Kroger store in Gassaway, West Virginia will close in early 2023.

According to a release from Kroger, the Gassaway location will close after “several years of poor performance and profitability.”

“Closing a store is a difficult decision and one that we take very seriously. This store’s low financial returns made it unfeasible to continue to operate while still upholding our low-price commitment to our customers,” said Lori Raya, president of Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division.

The release says that the store opened in 1979 and is the smallest of the 109 Kroger stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division.