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Closure of Highlands Cracker Barrel Could Leave Nearly 100 Employees Without Jobs


 About 100 workers in the Ohio Valley could be without jobs as of Monday.

7News has learned that Cracker Barrel at the Highlands will no longer serve meals.  

Employees say, they received a call around 10:00 p.m. Sunday telling them not to return to work this morning. Those employees are now asking questions about why their store is no longer open for business, and why they weren't informed about the closure.

When our 7News crew got to the store Monday, we found signs that read "We are closed, sorry for the inconvenience."

"The holidays are right around the corner and I've been a faithful employee for a week shy of seven years, I mean dependable, going out and waking up at 3 o'clock in the morning, opening. We have children at home that depend on our jobs and our shifts and the hours we work. I'm just disappointed, just very disappointed," said Crystal Odeyinka.

According to Cracker Barrel corporate officials, they've decided not to renew their lease because the stores sales have been down.

Their plan is to retain as many of the employees as possible by moving them to neighboring Crack Barrel locations.

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