Kinston Staples Location Closing January 5th

A Staples location here in Eastern Carolina appears to be the victim of the company's downsizing that was announced several months ago.

The Staples in Westgate Plaza in Kinston will close on January 5th, according to a sign that's been posted on the front door.

In a statement, the company says it always evaluates their stores performances "to ensure we're operating the business in the best way."

In September, the office supply store announced it would be closing 30 stores in the United States as part of a strategy to "accelerate growth".

The Kinston Staples opened in July 2007.