The Coronavirus has taken another victim. This time it is not a person that has been lost to Jackson Parish residents but instead a key place of business. On Wednesday, May 6th, the Circle K convenient store located on the corner of Hwy 4 and Hwy 167 shuttered their doors closing one of the few retail combination gas station/store in Jonesboro.
This marks the 28th store of the nationwide chain that has been forced to close during the epidemic and the fourth in the state of Louisiana. Attempts to contact the Louisiana regional headquarters were unsuccessful but in a note provided on the Circle K website by CEO Brian Hannasch it was stated that the intent is to re-open all the closed stores once the danger of spreading the Coronavirus has passed.