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The parent company of Winn-Dixie reached agreement Tuesday night on two Southwest Florida store locations about to be vacated by Lucky’s Market.

Lucky’s Krista Torvik told In the Know the acquired spot in Naples is the Wiggins Pass area grocery that was ready to go but never debuted. The other locale is Tamiami Trail and Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers.

Getting back with me within minutes Tuesday night to my In the Know inquiry, Dixie’s Jacksonville-based parent company spokesman Joe Caldwell confirmed the deal for five Florida grocers.

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More: Earth Fare, thought as an option to replace some Lucky's Markets, is closing all of its locations

Plus: Will Publix open GreenWise grocery stores to replace Lucky's? Also, Aldi talks about its plans.

And: What's your choice to replace Lucky's? Trader Joe's responds. Plus, new shops come to Fifth Avenue

Publix already has picked up the Lucky’s in East Naples, and analysts believe that will be the chain’s emerging GreenWise outlet.

All the deals are subject to court approval and other potential hurdles that also would affect the launch of the replacements. Colorado-based Lucky’s is scheduled to chain the doors at nearly all its places Feb. 12.

Based at the Naples Daily News, Columnist Phil Fernandez (pfernandez@gannett.com) writes In the Know as part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Support Democracy and subscribe to a newspaper.

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