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Benny's clarifies plan for winding down business

A news release from Benny's on Friday sought to clear up confusion about the chain's plan for going out of business. (WJAR)

A news release from Benny's on Friday sought to clear up confusion about the chain's plan to close all its stores in Southern New England after more than 90 years of business.

A Benny's spokesman said the store-wide 40 percent off sale has concluded.

The company also released a schedule for store closures, which it plans to complete by the end of the year.

The East Providence store closed earlier this week. The Park Avenue store in Cranston and the store in Middleborough, Massachusetts, will close Saturday. The Danielson, Connecticut, store will close on Wednesday.

Five stores will close Oct. 6: Old Saybrook, Norwichtown and Killingly, Connecticut; and East Wareham and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Stores in Bristol, Middletown, Westerly and West Shore Road in Warwick will close on Oct. 7.

A news release said the remaining inventory is being consolidated across the stores that will remain open until further notice. Those stores are:

Rhode Island:

  • Coventry
  • East Greenwich
  • Warwick (1109 Warwick Ave.)
  • Greenville
  • Wakefield
  • Providence (Branch Ave and Service Center at 1100 North Main St.)
  • Cranston (Atwood Avenue)

Massachusetts:

  • Seekonk (96 Taunton Ave. and 17 Central Ave.)
  • Mansfield
  • Taunton
  • Fall River
  • Fairhaven
  • Plymouth
  • Dennisport
  • North Attleborough

Connecticut:

  • Groton

Benny's announced this summer that it is shutting down after 93 years in business, as its owners are retiring.

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