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The Minyard Sun Fresh Market on Mockingbird-Abrams will close up shop on Sept. 1.

Store manager Dusty Longoria confirmed the rumor Monday, saying the staff was notified earlier in the day. The neighborhood location, along with six others in Dallas, are being bought by the San Antonio based H-E-B/Central Market.

Minyard moved into the Mockingbird spot after buying up the former Albertsons in late 2014. Minyard has been a mainstay in Lakewood. For many years the grocery store was stationed where Lakewood Whole Foods is now, at Abrams and Richmond. That store closed in 2007.

Minyard had been a locally owned grocer for decades. In fact, the Minyard family opened the original store in our neighborhood, at 6011 Lindsley, in 1932. But by the time the Minyard at Gaston and Abrams became a Whole Foods, it wasn’t locally owned anymore. The family sold to an investment company in 2004, and most of the stores, like the one in Lakewood, were closed and sold off.

Of the eight former Albertsons bought by Minyard in 2014, all but the Arapaho-Hillcrest location is being bought out, according to Longoria.

H-E-B owns Central Market, H-E-B Plus!, Mi Tienda and Joe V’s Smart Show. There’s no word yet which chain will take over at Mockingbird, but we will keep looking into it.

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