By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Barnhart's Super Market will close on March 29 because the owner has reached an agreement with Wal-Mart to sell them his lease.
Roger Barnhart said most of the 34 employees at his grocery store in the Charles Town Plaza will be transferred to his Inwood, W.Va., and Ranson, W.Va., stores.
He also owns a grocery store in Martinsburg, W.Va.
A Wal-Mart Supercenter, which will have a grocery store, is being built at Charles Town Plaza.
Wal-Mart officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
Barnhart said that under his lease, which ran through 1999, his was the only grocery store that could operate in the plaza.