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The St Petersburg Times reports that Public Super Markets will be closing five existing units in markets that will be better served by some of the 17 Albertsons stores that the company bought about a year ago. Ten of those Albertsons stores have been rehabbed and reopened; the other five are expected to be done by the beginning of next year.

“We'll close them because the stores had grown too old and tired," said Shannon Patton, Publix spokeswoman.
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