DEARBORN, Mich. — Most people have a favorite grocery story, but some are taking the closure of a Kroger in metro Detroit especially hard.
In fact, they're holding a candlelight vigil and will sing “Amazing Grace” as the Kroger on 23000 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn, Michigan, closes its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The store, dubbed “KrogerJack” because it originally opened in 1995 as the largest Farmer Jack location at the time, will close due to financial reasons.
65+ y/o Dearbornians trying to get into Kroger Jack next week pic.twitter.com/p3Z0XLS3Xq
— ian (@Ipmacdougall) May 11, 2019
Kroger has said all employees of the store have been offered jobs at other locations. Also, there is a larger Kroger located across Michigan Avenue.
Still, the news of the closure has hit home for some residents, and they’ve even created a Facebook event for the vigil.
“I miss my Kroger family already. Lost without my Kroger,” wrote one person on Facebook. “This is said, I don’t think I can see it empty like that. I want to remember all the smiling faces as I shopped for all my families needs in all their usual, perfectly stocked places. Good luck everyone.”
The vigil will start at 4:45 p.m. Candles will be handed out and a moment of silence, accompanied by “Nearer, My God, to Thee” and “Amazing Grace” will be played as the doors close.