ATLANTA -- Kroger is closing its Brookwood location.
The grocery store chain will close the store at 1745 Peachtree St. on July 8.
"This decision was made only after extensive and careful review, and it is a necessary step toward making Kroger more competitive in the Atlanta market," the company said in a statement.
The nearly 36,000-square-foot Brookwood store, which has two levels, had "experienced declining sales and negative profit over an extended period of time, and its closing will help Kroger operate more efficiently," the company said.
Store employees will be considered for reassignment to other Kroger locations. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. has 130 stores in metro Atlanta.
The space is not expected to be vacant long.