Iconic Houston Fiesta location permanently closing this week

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- We have some sad news for Fiesta Mart shoppers.

Due to a drop off in customers, a manager told ABC13 they have made tough decision to permanently close its Midtown location this week.

On Tuesday, management said business has been difficult with all the homeless people in the area. A manager said they tried putting up a fence around the property to discourage them from coming on site.

The store located at 4200 San Jacinto Street will be closing this Friday.

ABC13 has reached out to Fiesta Mart's main offices for a comment. They provided the following statement:
"It is with difficulty that we announce that the Fiesta Mart store located at 4200 San Jacinto will be closing at the end of business on Friday, July 10th. The decision to close this store was not taken lightly, but due to the expiration of our lease and a number of newer grocery stores in the area we had to make this difficult decision. Despite tremendous efforts by our dedicated store employees and our operations, buying, merchandising and other support teams, sales performance of the store has continued to decline over the past few years. We are deeply appreciative of our employees collective efforts, and all store employees will have the opportunity to continue their employment with Fiesta at a different store. We want to express our thanks and gratitude to all of our valued customers over the years. We look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve our customers across all of our stores in the Greater Houston market."

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