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3/19/2014 - Fresh Pride closes Parksley store - Click here to print this information

Fresh Pride is now no longer in Parksley. Shoppers Tuesday arrived to find the doors locked with a hand written sign posted that the store was now closed. Tuesday afternoon the shelves appeared to be empty and the lights were off.

This leaves two Fresh Pride stores open on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on Chincoteague and in Exmore. The chain, owned by a Norfolk based Camellia Foods once had stores as far North as Cambridge, Md. and Harrington, Delaware. The company originally purchased the Meatland chain from a local entrepreneur, the late Nick Styke who purchased local stores from the Gaskill family.

Parksley was one of the original locations for Meatland which originally occupied the building vacated by Acme Markets but later moved to the site of the old Colonial Store.

In addition to Parksley location, locally Meatland had stores in Cape Charles, Exmore, Onancock, Parksley, Chincoteague, Parksley and Crisfield. All but the Chincoteague and Exmore stores have now closed.

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