Some of the tenants – including a 54-year-old barber shop – in two Naples-area shopping centers are being replaced with Pet Supermarket stores. Tim Aten

Q: Can you tell us why the Goodwill store at 41 and 951 in Freedom Square closed?

— Ruth Hatala McCann, Naples

A: Some tenants — including a 54-year-old barber shop — in two Naples-area shopping centers are being replaced with Pet Supermarket stores.

Goodwill Industries closed its retail store and donation center in Freedom Square at Collier Boulevard and U.S. 41 East on April 27 after its lease was not renewed by Brixmor Property Group, the owner of the shopping center. The longtime store at 12683 U.S. 41 E. will be a new location for Pet Supermarket.

“Goodwill has been a staple in East Naples for 27 years,” Rick Evanchyk, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, said in a news release April 20. “We are very disheartened that we have to leave. Goodwill would like to thank our loyal donors and shoppers who have helped support our mission from this location, as well as our dedicated staff in East Naples.”

Brixmor, based in New York City, acquired local shopping centers Freedom Square, Naples Plaza and Park Shore Plaza in 2011. In addition to leasing space to Pet Supermarket in Freedom Square, Brixmor also signed the Florida-based pet store chain to a deal at Naples Plaza, where Golden Gate Parkway meets U.S. 41. Both new stores are scheduled to open in the final quarter of this year in the Publix-anchored centers, said Kristen Moore, a Brixmor spokeswoman.

“We are currently working with existing tenants on plans to close or relocate based upon their needs,” Moore said last month.

Two local longtime hair care businesses — Rice’s Barber Shop and Distinctive Hair Salon — have to vacate Naples Plaza by the end of the month. The last day for the barber shop will be June 28 or 29, manager John Najarian said.

The barber shop opened in 1963 as one of the first businesses in a new local shopping center anchored by a Grants department store until the W.T. Grant Co. chain collapsed in the mid ’70s. The 810-square-foot barber shop has seen various owners and barbers come and go during its decades of operation. The old-fashioned shop’s red, white and…