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Kroger announced that production at Columbus Bakery near downtown has stopped and people have been laid off.

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According to, Kroger said 411 associates were laid off and the closure was to adapt to the “ever-changing retail environment.” The employees will be paid for 60 days, per the collective bargaining agreement.

The company said the bakery has been under evaluation for “some time.” The company will sell the space in the near future.