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A bold move to become a West Coast grocery powerhouse has ended in a stunning and swift defeat for Haggen, as it officially retreats to the Pacific Northwest with its tail between its legs, bankrupt, deeply in debt, embroiled in a billion-dollar lawsuit with a competitor, its reputation tarnished, leaving thousands out of work, and ensuring the very monopoly in the marketplace that federal regulators had sought to prevent by allowing Haggen to get into this mess in the first place.

Late Thursday, Haggen announced that it would once again “right-size” itself by closing 100 more stores, in addition to the 27 it announced it would close last month. All of its stores in California, Nevada and Arizona are slated to be shuttered, leaving Haggen with just 37 stores plus one standalone pharmacy in Washington and Oregon (the complete list of stores remaining open, and closing, is below).

That means, in a span of just seven months, the once-small regional grocer will once again become a small regional grocer, with just a handful more stores than the 18 it originally had, before its spectacularly aborted attempt to become a 164-store behemoth.

If you’re late to the story, here’s the short version, with links to the longer versions: Late last year, Albertsons and Safeway were ordered by the Federal Trade Commission to divest themselves of 168 stores, as a condition for their merger. Haggen eagerly scooped up 146 of them. Once the store sales to Haggen were finalized in February, and former Albertsons, Safeway and Vons stores began their conversions to Haggen, customers offered a quick verdict – prices were way too high, quality and service were inconsistent, and most decided they were better off shopping at nearby Albertsons, Safeway and Vons stores instead.

The new Haggen stores become ghost towns. And in a span of just a few weeks, the struggling grocer announced it would close 27 stores, with more to be announced, it sued Albertsons for a billion dollars, alleging sabotage, and it filed for bankruptcy.

And then this week, it closed 100 more stores. It’s still bankrupt, it’s still suing Albertsons, and customers are still unimpressed. Many whose neighborhood Haggen locations are closing are bidding the company good riddance. As for customers of the 37 Haggen stores that remain, the company says they seem quite content. 16 of the remaining original Haggen stores “have seen strong sales growth over the past year,” the company says, and 21 former Albertsons, Safeway and Vons stores that it acquired “have proven successful under the Haggen banner.”

The others clearly have not. They’re expected to remain open until late November, but after that, what becomes of them is anyone’s guess. No one has offered to buy all of the store locations as a group, so Haggen hopes to sell them piecemeal, to raise enough money to pay its mounting debts (in bankruptcy court papers, Haggen said the closing stores are costing the company $400,000 per day, every day they remain open).

If you shop at Haggen, or once shopped at one of the stores that became a Haggen, here is the full list of what will become of each location. First, is the list of Haggen stores that will remain open. Next, the list of stores to be closed, followed by the list of previously-announced store closings from last month. An awful lot of Haggen signs that only recently went up, will soon be coming down – too soon for the thousands of employees who are affected, and not soon enough for many customers who are happy to see Haggen go home.

 

Remaining Haggen store locations:

Address City State Store
1800 N.E. 3rd St Bend OR Former Albertsons
61155 S. Hwy 97 Bend OR Former Albertsons
14800 S E Sunnyside Rd Clackamas OR Former Albertsons
3075 Hilyard St. Eugene OR Former Albertsons
1675 W. 18th Ave Eugene OR Former Albertsons
1690 Allen Creek Rd Grants Pass OR Former Albertsons
16199 Boones Ferry Road Lake Oswego OR Former Albertsons
19701 Highway 213 Oregon City OR Original Haggen
14300 S W Barrows Rd Tigard OR Former Albertsons
1855 Blankenship Rd West Linn OR Former Albertsons
1406 Lake Tapps Parkway East Auburn WA Original Haggen
2814 Meridian Bellingham WA Original Haggen
1401 12th Street Bellingham WA Original Haggen
210 36th St. Bellingham WA Original Haggen
2900 Woburn St Bellingham WA Original Haggen
4545 Cordata Parkway Bellingham WA Cordata Pharmacy
15840 1st Ave South Burien WA Former Albertsons
757 Haggen Dr. Burlington WA Original Haggen
31009 Pacific Hwy South Federal Way WA Former Albertsons
1815 Main Street Ferndale WA Original Haggen
17171 Bothell Way N.E. Lake Forest Park WA Former Albertsons
8915 Market Place NE Lake Stevens WA Original Haggen
8611 Steilacoom Blvd SW Lakewood WA Former Albertsons
3711 88th St NE Marysville WA Original Haggen
2601 East Division Mount Vernon WA Original Haggen
31565 State Route 20, #1 Oak Harbor WA Former Safeway
1313 Cooper Point Road SW Olympia WA Original Haggen
3520 Pacific Ave SE Olympia WA Former Albertsons
114 E Lauridsen Blvd Port Angeles WA Former Albertsons
201 37th Ave. SE Puyallup WA Original Haggen
11012 Canyon Rd. East Puyallup WA Former Albertsons
3925 236th Ave NE Redmond WA Former Albertsons
1301 Avenue D Snohomish WA Original Haggen
17520 State Route 9 SE Snohomish WA Former Albertsons
26603 72nd Ave NW Stanwood WA Original Haggen
450 N. Wilbur Ave Walla Walla WA Former Albertsons
1128 N. Miller Wenatchee WA Former Albertsons
17641 Garden Way NE Woodinville WA Original Haggen

 

Closing Haggen store locations:

Address City State Store
1980 Mcculloch Blvd Lake Havasu City AZ Former Albertsons
174 East Sheldon Prescott AZ Former Albertsons
34442 N Scottsdale Road Scottsdale AZ Former Albertsons
11475 E Via Linda Scottsdale AZ Former Albertsons
1350 N Silverbell Road Tucson AZ Former Albertsons
West 1132 Branch Street Arroyo Grande CA Former Albertsons
8200 El Camino Real Atascadero CA Former Albertsons
3500 Panama Lane Bakersfield CA Former Albertsons
7900 White Lane Bakersfield CA Former Albertsons
3830 W Verdugo Ave Burbank CA Former Albertsons
2400 Las Posas Rd Camarillo CA Former Albertsons
955 Carlsbad Village Dr Carlsbad CA Former Albertsons
7660 El Camino Real Carlsbad CA Former Albertsons
850 Linden Avenue Carpinteria CA Former Vons
4200 Chino Hills Pkwy Ste. 400 Chino Hills CA Former Vons
360 East H St Chula Vista CA Former Vons
3049 Coast Highway Corona Del Mar CA Former Albertsons
150 B Ave Coronado CA Former Albertsons
2707 Via De La Valle Del Mar CA Former Albertsons
240 S. Diamond Bar Blvd Diamond Bar CA Former Vons
1608 Broadway St El Cajon CA Former Albertsons
13439 Camino Canada El Cajon CA Former Vons
163 S. Turnpike Rd Goleta CA Former Vons
175 N. Fairview Ave. Goleta CA Former Vons
3681 Avocado Avenue La Mesa CA Former Vons
25636 Crown Valley Parkway Ladera Ranch CA Former Vons
30922 South Pacific Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach CA Former Albertsons
30252 Crown Valley Parkway Laguna Niguel CA Former Vons
2130 Pacific Coast Hwy Lomita CA Former Albertsons
1500 N. ‘H’ Street Lompoc CA Former Albertsons
6235 E Spring St Long Beach CA Former Albertsons
3443 S Sepulveda Blvd Los Angeles CA Former Albertsons
8985 Venice Bl – Ste B Los Angeles CA Former Albertsons
25872 Muirlands Blvd. Mission Viejo CA Former Albertsons
920 N. Ventura Rd. Oxnard CA Former Albertsons
72675 Highway 111 Palm Desert CA Former Vons
5038 W Avenue North Palmdale CA Former Albertsons
1191 E. Creston Road Paso Robles CA Former Vons
14837 Pomerado Road Poway CA Former Albertsons
12475 Rancho Bernardo Rd Rancho Bernardo CA Former Albertsons
8850 Foothill Blvd. Rancho Cucamonga CA Former Albertsons
36-101 Bob Hope Drive Rancho Mirage CA Former Vons
1516 S. Pacific Coast Hwy Redondo Beach CA Former Albertsons
615 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Redondo Beach CA Former Albertsons
2115 Artesia Bl. Redondo Beach CA Former Albertsons
10633 Tierra Santa Bl. San Diego CA Former Albertsons
2235 University Ave San Diego CA Former Albertsons
422 W Washington St San Diego CA Former Albertsons
7895 Highland Village Place San Diego CA Former Albertsons
10740 Westview Pkwy San Diego CA Former Albertsons
14340 Penasquitos Drive San Diego CA Former Albertsons
730 Turquoise St San Diego CA Former Albertsons
5950 Balboa Ave San Diego CA Former Albertsons
28090 South Western Ave San Diego CA Former Albertsons
771 Foothill Blvd San Luis Obispo CA Former Albertsons
1321 Johnson Ave San Luis Obispo CA Former Albertsons
1636 W 25th St San Pedro CA Former Albertsons
2010 Cliff Dr. Santa Barbara CA Former Albertsons
3943 State St. Santa Barbara CA Former Albertsons
2627 Lincoln Blvd Santa Monica CA Former Albertsons
9870 Magnolia Ave Santee CA Former Albertsons
26518 Bouquet Canyon Road Saugus CA Former Vons
5135 Los Angeles Avenue Simi Valley CA Former Albertsons
1736 Avenida De Los Arboles Thousand Oaks CA Former Albertsons
21035 Hawthorne Blvd Torrance CA Former Albertsons
21672 Plano Trabuco Rd. Trabuco Canyon CA Former Albertsons
6240 Foothill Blvd Tujunga CA Former Albertsons
1910 N. Campus Ave. Upland CA Former Albertsons
7800 Telegraph Road Ventura CA Former Albertsons
5770 Lindero Canyon Rd Westlake Village CA Former Albertsons
23381 Mulholland Dr Woodland Hills CA Former Vons
21500 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda CA Former Albertsons
1031 Nevada Hwy Boulder City NV Former Vons
2910 Bicentennial Parkway Henderson NV Former Albertsons
575 College Drive Henderson NV Former Albertsons
190 N. Boulder Hwy Henderson NV Former Albertsons
820 S. Rampart Blvd. Las Vegas NV Former Vons
7530 W. Lake Mead Blvd Las Vegas NV Former Vons
1940 Village Center Circle Las Vegas NV Former Vons
585 Siskiyou Boulevard Ashland OR Former Safeway
1120 Campbell Street Baker City OR Former Albertsons
8155 S.W. Hall Beaverton OR Former Albertsons
10830 S.E. Oak Milwaukie OR Former Albertsons
5415 Main Street Springfield OR Former Safeway
16200 S.W. Pacific Hwy. Tigard OR Former Albertsons
1213 E Wishkah St Aberdeen WA Original Haggen
2900 Wheaton Way Bremerton WA Former Albertsons
12725 First Ave. S. Burien WA Former Albertsons
7601 Evergreen Way Everett WA Former Safeway
4831 Point Fosdick Dr Nw Gig Harbor WA Former Safeway
1233 N. Liberty Lake Road Liberty Lake WA Former Safeway
2800 Milton Way Milton WA Former Albertsons
19881 SR 2 Monroe WA Former Albertsons
3355 Bethel Rd. S.e. Port Orchard WA Former Safeway
14215 SE Petrovitsky Rd Renton WA Former Albertsons
4300 ne 4th Renton WA Former Safeway
15332 Aurora Ave N Shoreline WA Former Safeway
2222 NW Bucklin Hill Road Silverdale WA Former Albertsons
111 S. 38Th Street Tacoma WA Former Albertsons
15805 Pacific Ave. S. Tacoma WA Former Safeway

 

Previously announced (on Aug. 14th) closures:

Address City State Store
8740 East Broadway Tucson AZ Former Safeway
10380 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson AZ Former Safeway
3655 W. Anthem Way Anthem AZ Former Safeway
1416 E Route 66 Flagstaff AZ Former Albertsons
7450 E Highway 69 Prescott Valley AZ Former Albertsons
2100 Newbury Road Newbury Park CA Former Vons
1130 Los Osos Valley Road Los Osos CA Former Vons
2800 Cochran Simi Valley CA Former Albertsons
660 E. Los Angeles Ave Simi Valley CA Former Vons
8200 E Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield CA Former Albertsons
27095 Mcbean Parkway Santa Clarita CA Former Vons
3901 Portola Pkwy Irvine CA Former Vons
28751 Los Alisos Blvd. Mission Viejo CA Former Vons
550 E. First St. Tustin CA Former Vons
17662 17th Street Tustin CA Former Vons
671 Rancho Santa Fe San Marcos CA Former Vons
2800 Fletcher Pkwy El Cajon CA Former Vons
5630 Lake Murray Blvd La Mesa CA Former Vons
505 Telegraph Canyon Rd Chula Vista CA Former Vons
870 Third Ave Chula Vista CA Former Vons
350 W San Ysidro Blvd San Ysidro CA Former Albertsons
16030 S W Tualatin Sherwood Rd Sherwood OR Former Albertsons
2740 S. 6th Klamath Falls OR Former Safeway
211 North Eighth Street Klamath Falls OR Former Safeway
340 N E Beacon Drive Grants Pass OR Former Albertsons
5450 River Rd. N. Keizer OR Former Albertsons
Pacific Ave. S. Spanaway WA Original Haggen

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3 Comments

  1. Jenn DeRouen says:

    Good riddance I worked for them when they still had top foods they are liars and thieves they were broke back then didn’t give anyone notice closed the store people came to work to find a note saying store closed poetic justice is what happened karma really can be a b***h they should close all their stores they are a rip off to customers and employees alike.

  2. North Scottdale store had no meat or chicken or pork on the shelves. I asked. Clerk said, “deliver was late”. I knew better. You don’t supply a bankrupt company that is mismanaged with a credit line. Good bye you jerks.

  3. Will the Haggens stores in Sillverdale,WA East Bremerton; WA; Port Orchard,WA and Gig Harbor. ,WA go back to Safeway Stores?

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