The IGA Foodliner — in the East Lake Shopping Center at 3301 E. Rancier Ave. — announced last week that it will be closed down by the end of August, and both the owner of the grocery and local residents are upset for what this could mean for northeast Killeen.

“This is not something we wanted to do in any way,” owner John Benson said Wednesday. “This area is already turning into a food desert, and you have a lot of people in this area that are going to be hurt by this.”

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