Grocery store chain Randalls closed the doors of its Sugar Land location, 3346 Hwy. 6, on June 4, the grocery store’s parent company, Albertsons, told Community Impact Newspaper.

The decision, which came in late April, was made by Albertsons' southern division due to grocery store competition in the area, the company said in a June 21 email.

“In such a competitive environment, our company must sometimes make the tough decision to close an underperforming store so that we can reinvest in our remaining stores in the marketplace,” an Albertsons representative said in an email.

Albertsons placed as many of the store’s employees at other locations as possible, the company said in an email. Pharmacy prescriptions were moved to a nearby Walgreens location.

With the closure, the space formerly occupied by Randalls, at over 51,000 square feet, is available as an anchor tenant at Williams Trace Plaza, according to Whitestone Reit, which owns, manages, develops and redevelops neighborhood centers, such Williams Trace Plaza, through markets in the Sun Belt.

A request for comment from Whitestone Reit as to what potential tenants are under consideration for the space went unanswered as of publication.