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U.S. Navy Commissary to close due to government shutdown

The commissary in Mayport is closing its doors indefinitely due to the government shutdown.
The commissary in Mayport is closing its doors indefinitely due to the government shutdown.
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Updated: 10/01/2013 7:43 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The latest victim of the government shutdown in Jacksonville is the U.S. Navy Commissary on Mayport Road in Atlantic Beach.

Tori Hartman found out her frequent trips to the discount grocery store will come to a halt Wednesday. The commissary is closing its doors indefinitely due to the government shutdown.

Hartman said it's a shame.

"I'm very upset about it,"she said.

Hartman and thousands of other local military families rely on the commissary for relief on their wallets.

Staff inside the store told Action News reporter Ryan Smith they were alerted to the sudden closure Tuesday. Signs stating that customers will be locked out on Wednesday have been posted on the doors. So Hartman and her family stocked up.

"It's difficult now and I'm still in shock about this," she said.
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CatB665 - 10/3/2013 9:43 AM
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another way for Obama to screw with our military

cricket - 10/2/2013 8:13 AM
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I thought commissaries were run by MWR using the surcharge they charge customers. So why is this happening?

Texas Pete - 10/1/2013 8:55 PM
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Do civilian commissary worker's get paid by the US Government? I don't think so. So why is the Commissay being closed? The military is still being paid.
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