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01/05/2017

Giant Eagle Closing 5 Stores, 4 GetGos

Giant Eagle will close five supermarkets and four GetGo convenience stores in the coming weeks in Ohio, Maryland and Altoona, Pa.

Three supermarkets and one GetGo are located in the Columbus, Ohio, area, and two supermarkets and one GetGo are located in the Cleveland market. All of the locations will close between Feb. 4 and March 4, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The Pittsburgh-based retailer will also shutter two additional GetGo locations at 100 West Plank Road in Altoona, Pa., and 1700 West Seventh Street in Frederick, Md., on Jan. 17.

The three central Ohio stores slated for closure by March 4 are located at 1000 E. Dublin-Granville Road and 777 Neil Ave., both in Columbus, and 1760 Hilliard-Rome Road in Hilliard, Ohio.

Giant Eagle’s in-store pharmacies in the Dublin-Granville and Hilliard-Rome roads stores will be shuttered Jan. 14 so medical prescriptions can be transferred to other retailers, reported the Pittsburgh Business Times, which said the company declined to answer any questions about its decision.

According to the company, affected employees will be offered positions in other Giant Eagle stores.