Sunoco has announced it will be closing its second and third Sunrise locations in North Carolina, citing declining attendance.
The company said it plans to shutter the Sunrise and Sunoco Superdome stores in Charlotte and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Sunoco said it was cutting 1,000 jobs, including 1,400 jobs in Charlotte, and 1,100 jobs in Greensboro.
The Charlotte-based company announced the closures in December.
Sunoco also said it would close its Sunoco Gas Station in Asheville, North Carolinians first store in the state, as well as the Sunoco Shell Station in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The company said on its website that it will provide an opportunity for the next generation of business owners to become owners of new businesses, which will benefit consumers and local communities.
“The Sunoco Family has always worked together to create jobs and create a stronger economy, so today’s announcement is a natural progression in our vision for the future of our business and of Asheville,” Sunoco’s chief executive, Michael J. Smith, said in a statement.
Sunaco has about 20,000 employees in the U.S. and overseas.
The Asheville-based gas company has more than 6,000 stores and stores in the Carolinas.
Sunos sales fell 5.7% to $7.58 billion in the third quarter, according to a Reuters report.
Sunnys shares dropped 2.6% to close at $10.30.