More information from Haggen about closure of TOP Food & Drug in Edmonds

Here’s the news release issued by Hagan regarding the closure of the Edmonds TOP Food & Drug store:

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (May 29, 2014) — Haggen, Inc. today announced the closure of the Haggen Food & Pharmacy in Arlington and the TOP Food & Drug store in Edmonds. The closures of these two Washington stores are the culmination of unsuccessful lease renewal negotiations with the property owner. The two stores are slated for closure within the next two months.

Liquidation sales will begin on Wednesday, June 4 at the Arlington location at 20115 74th Ave. NE and on Wednesday, June 11 at the Edmonds location at 21900 Highway 99. Pharmacy operations will cease at 5 pm on Thursday, May 29 in Arlington, but the Edmonds pharmacy will continue to operate until further notice.

The company is committed to placing as many valued employees as possible in other area Haggen stores and will also be working with unions, employment security and local businesses to provide additional resources.

“Haggen greatly appreciates our customers, and we hope that those who patronized these two stores will consider shopping at our other Haggen locations,” said Clement Stevens, co-president and senior vice president of merchandising.

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11 Comments

  1. Give us a hint where the closest Top/Haggen store is to the Edmonds store. We are VERY disappointed to learn of the Edmonds store closure following the Shoreline store that still remains an empty building.

  2. The Article in the Herald mentioned that these were the last two stores in Snohomish County.

  3. interesting – like the bowling alley – they’re being given the boot…

    enjoy – the joys of capitalism!

    • The moral of the story seems to be that if you want indefinite security you had better own the land upon which you build.

  4. Looks like Haggen (NW Fresh) has retracted back to Whatcom Co.

  5. I was very sad to hear about this today from the folks at the store. I hope that they are all able to find other jobs. I’m worried about what’s going to go in that property to replace it.

  6. This is so sad. TOPS was supportive of EW and other local schools. Personally I will miss this store as well.

  7. So sad, Haggen in Arlington is one of my favorite stores. Sure there is still a Haggen in Marysville, but I’ve noticed that there are definite differences between the stores. The products and services just aren’t the same.

  8. There is still a top foods in down town Woodinville. I would think this store is staying open because they are going through a big remodel!

  9. Safeway and Fred Meyers already licking their chops. Fred Meyers raised the prices following closing of Haggens in Shoreline.

  10. I’ve been shopping at Top Foods in Edmonds for 14 years (every 2 weeks). It’s a great grocery store with wonderful helpful clerks and employees. During the holidays, there was Christmas carolling inside the store to set a festive mood. I even won a 12lb turkey last Thanksgiving (free!!)! Top allowed charities do business in front of the store. As a result, I donated to charities such as veterans associations and various food banks.. I’m saddened to lose my #1 neighborhood grocery store. I hope the employees will be taken care of. I don’t know if I’ll be shopping at the replacement store…grumph!! Vicky

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