Earth Fare, Inc., the 45-year old natural and organic grocery chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday in Delaware under docket number 20-10256. The Debtor operates more than 53 grocery stores throughout the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest.

The company is privately held and backed by private equity firms Oak Hill Capital Partners and Green Capital Partners. The Wall Street Journal and the Motley Fool report that the Debtor plans to close all stores.

In the company’s bankruptcy pleadings, the Debtor owes more than 10,000 creditors between $100 million and $500 million and its assets are likewise between $100 million and $500 million.

If you have an Earth Fare lease in your portfolio or if you are a trade creditor owed money, Stark & Stark’s Shopping Center & Retail Development Group can help.

Our bankruptcy attorneys regularly represent landlords throughout the country, including recently in the Eastern District of Missouri, District of New Jersey, Southern District of New York, District of Delaware, District of Minnesota and the Western and Eastern Districts of Pennsylvania regarding a variety of issues.

Our Group has been counsel to landlords and trade creditors in the Houlihan’s, Fairway Market, Mattress Firm, Toys “R” Us, Payless, Eastern Outfitters (EMS Part 2), EMS, Golfsmith, RadioShack, General Wireless (RadioShack 2), Gander Mountain, A&P, Joyce Leslie, rue21, Central Grocers, and Sports Authority chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

For more information on how Stark & Stark can assist you, please contact Thomas Onder, Shareholder, at (609) 219-7458 or or Joseph Lemkin at (609) 791-7022 or