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Charlotte To Say Goodbye To A National Brand

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The Kellogg’s plant near Uptown Charlotte will shut down by the end of 2014.

Many nearby business owners say they’ll feel the pinch.

Julie Flanagan brews lattes at this coffee shop just a block from the plant. “I grew up here and you could smell the pecan, and I could predict what they were making. It would be so good,” said barista Julie Flanagan.

“This factory has been here for years – the smell, every morning, and the donuts – it’s sad,” said Antonio McGee.

Flanagan hopes sales don’t dip now that the plant is closing its doors. “I hope it doesn’t affect it too much. I hope the regular customers still keep coming. We have a few that come on a daily basis on their way to work, on their way back from work. They will get pastries, or lattes or coffee,” said Flanagan.

“I love Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Frosted Flakes, and cookies. It’s like walking into a bakery and smelling cookies, pastries,” said McGee.

Kellog’s says a lack-luster performance in cookie sales forced them to cut nearly 200 jobs – a staple for many who love the brand.

“I am upset that I can’t smell Kellogg’s just down the street,” said Flanagan.

No word on what will happen to the plant facility – we do know that the nearly 200 jobs were in production. A plant in Ohio will also close its door this year as a cost cutting measure.

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