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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.

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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:

AddressCityStateStore
1800 N.E. 3rd StBendORFormer Albertsons
61155 S. Hwy 97BendORFormer Albertsons
14800 S E Sunnyside RdClackamasORFormer Albertsons
3075 Hilyard St.EugeneORFormer Albertsons
1675 W. 18th AveEugeneORFormer Albertsons
1690 Allen Creek RdGrants PassORFormer Albertsons
16199 Boones Ferry RoadLake OswegoORFormer Albertsons
19701 Highway 213Oregon CityOROriginal Haggen
14300 S W Barrows RdTigardORFormer Albertsons
1855 Blankenship RdWest LinnORFormer Albertsons
1406 Lake Tapps Parkway EastAuburnWAOriginal Haggen
2814 MeridianBellinghamWAOriginal Haggen
1401 12th StreetBellinghamWAOriginal Haggen
210 36th St.BellinghamWAOriginal Haggen
2900 Woburn StBellinghamWAOriginal Haggen
4545 Cordata ParkwayBellinghamWACordata Pharmacy
15840 1st Ave SouthBurienWAFormer Albertsons
757 Haggen Dr.BurlingtonWAOriginal Haggen
31009 Pacific Hwy SouthFederal WayWAFormer Albertsons
1815 Main StreetFerndaleWAOriginal Haggen
17171 Bothell Way N.E.Lake Forest ParkWAFormer Albertsons
8915 Market Place NELake StevensWAOriginal Haggen
8611 Steilacoom Blvd SWLakewoodWAFormer Albertsons
3711 88th St NEMarysvilleWAOriginal Haggen
2601 East DivisionMount VernonWAOriginal Haggen
31565 State Route 20, #1Oak HarborWAFormer Safeway
1313 Cooper Point Road SWOlympiaWAOriginal Haggen
3520 Pacific Ave SEOlympiaWAFormer Albertsons
114 E Lauridsen BlvdPort AngelesWAFormer Albertsons
201 37th Ave. SEPuyallupWAOriginal Haggen
11012 Canyon Rd. EastPuyallupWAFormer Albertsons
3925 236th Ave NERedmondWAFormer Albertsons
1301 Avenue DSnohomishWAOriginal Haggen
17520 State Route 9 SESnohomishWAFormer Albertsons
26603 72nd Ave NWStanwoodWAOriginal Haggen
450 N. Wilbur AveWalla WallaWAFormer Albertsons
1128 N. MillerWenatcheeWAFormer Albertsons
17641 Garden Way NEWoodinvilleWAOriginal Haggen

 

Closing Haggen store locations:

AddressCityStateStore
1980 Mcculloch BlvdLake Havasu CityAZFormer Albertsons
174 East SheldonPrescottAZFormer Albertsons
34442 N Scottsdale RoadScottsdaleAZFormer Albertsons
11475 E Via LindaScottsdaleAZFormer Albertsons
1350 N Silverbell RoadTucsonAZFormer Albertsons
West 1132 Branch StreetArroyo GrandeCAFormer Albertsons
8200 El Camino RealAtascaderoCAFormer Albertsons
3500 Panama LaneBakersfieldCAFormer Albertsons
7900 White LaneBakersfieldCAFormer Albertsons
3830 W Verdugo AveBurbankCAFormer Albertsons
2400 Las Posas RdCamarilloCAFormer Albertsons
955 Carlsbad Village DrCarlsbadCAFormer Albertsons
7660 El Camino RealCarlsbadCAFormer Albertsons
850 Linden AvenueCarpinteriaCAFormer Vons
4200 Chino Hills Pkwy Ste. 400Chino HillsCAFormer Vons
360 East H StChula VistaCAFormer Vons
3049 Coast HighwayCorona Del MarCAFormer Albertsons
150 B AveCoronadoCAFormer Albertsons
2707 Via De La ValleDel MarCAFormer Albertsons
240 S. Diamond Bar BlvdDiamond BarCAFormer Vons
1608 Broadway StEl CajonCAFormer Albertsons
13439 Camino CanadaEl CajonCAFormer Vons
163 S. Turnpike RdGoletaCAFormer Vons
175 N. Fairview Ave.GoletaCAFormer Vons
3681 Avocado AvenueLa MesaCAFormer Vons
25636 Crown Valley ParkwayLadera RanchCAFormer Vons
30922 South Pacific Coast Hwy.Laguna BeachCAFormer Albertsons
30252 Crown Valley ParkwayLaguna NiguelCAFormer Vons
2130 Pacific Coast HwyLomitaCAFormer Albertsons
1500 N. ‘H’ StreetLompocCAFormer Albertsons
6235 E Spring StLong BeachCAFormer Albertsons
3443 S Sepulveda BlvdLos AngelesCAFormer Albertsons
8985 Venice Bl – Ste BLos AngelesCAFormer Albertsons
25872 Muirlands Blvd.Mission ViejoCAFormer Albertsons
920 N. Ventura Rd.OxnardCAFormer Albertsons
72675 Highway 111Palm DesertCAFormer Vons
5038 W Avenue NorthPalmdaleCAFormer Albertsons
1191 E. Creston RoadPaso RoblesCAFormer Vons
14837 Pomerado RoadPowayCAFormer Albertsons
12475 Rancho Bernardo RdRancho BernardoCAFormer Albertsons
8850 Foothill Blvd.Rancho CucamongaCAFormer Albertsons
36-101 Bob Hope DriveRancho MirageCAFormer Vons
1516 S. Pacific Coast HwyRedondo BeachCAFormer Albertsons
615 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.Redondo BeachCAFormer Albertsons
2115 Artesia Bl.Redondo BeachCAFormer Albertsons
10633 Tierra Santa Bl.San DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
2235 University AveSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
422 W Washington StSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
7895 Highland Village PlaceSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
10740 Westview PkwySan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
14340 Penasquitos DriveSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
730 Turquoise StSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
5950 Balboa AveSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
28090 South Western AveSan DiegoCAFormer Albertsons
771 Foothill BlvdSan Luis ObispoCAFormer Albertsons
1321 Johnson AveSan Luis ObispoCAFormer Albertsons
1636 W 25th StSan PedroCAFormer Albertsons
2010 Cliff Dr.Santa BarbaraCAFormer Albertsons
3943 State St.Santa BarbaraCAFormer Albertsons
2627 Lincoln BlvdSanta MonicaCAFormer Albertsons
9870 Magnolia AveSanteeCAFormer Albertsons
26518 Bouquet Canyon RoadSaugusCAFormer Vons
5135 Los Angeles AvenueSimi ValleyCAFormer Albertsons
1736 Avenida De Los ArbolesThousand OaksCAFormer Albertsons
21035 Hawthorne BlvdTorranceCAFormer Albertsons
21672 Plano Trabuco Rd.Trabuco CanyonCAFormer Albertsons
6240 Foothill BlvdTujungaCAFormer Albertsons
1910 N. Campus Ave.UplandCAFormer Albertsons
7800 Telegraph RoadVenturaCAFormer Albertsons
5770 Lindero Canyon RdWestlake VillageCAFormer Albertsons
23381 Mulholland DrWoodland HillsCAFormer Vons
21500 Yorba Linda Blvd.Yorba LindaCAFormer Albertsons
1031 Nevada HwyBoulder CityNVFormer Vons
2910 Bicentennial ParkwayHendersonNVFormer Albertsons
575 College DriveHendersonNVFormer Albertsons
190 N. Boulder HwyHendersonNVFormer Albertsons
820 S. Rampart Blvd.Las VegasNVFormer Vons
7530 W. Lake Mead BlvdLas VegasNVFormer Vons
1940 Village Center CircleLas VegasNVFormer Vons
585 Siskiyou BoulevardAshlandORFormer Safeway
1120 Campbell StreetBaker CityORFormer Albertsons
8155 S.W. HallBeavertonORFormer Albertsons
10830 S.E. OakMilwaukieORFormer Albertsons
5415 Main StreetSpringfieldORFormer Safeway
16200 S.W. Pacific Hwy.TigardORFormer Albertsons
1213 E Wishkah StAberdeenWAOriginal Haggen
2900 Wheaton WayBremertonWAFormer Albertsons
12725 First Ave. S.BurienWAFormer Albertsons
7601 Evergreen WayEverettWAFormer Safeway
4831 Point Fosdick Dr NwGig HarborWAFormer Safeway
1233 N. Liberty Lake RoadLiberty LakeWAFormer Safeway
2800 Milton WayMiltonWAFormer Albertsons
19881 SR 2MonroeWAFormer Albertsons
3355 Bethel Rd. S.e.Port OrchardWAFormer Safeway
14215 SE Petrovitsky RdRentonWAFormer Albertsons
4300 ne 4thRentonWAFormer Safeway
15332 Aurora Ave NShorelineWAFormer Safeway
2222 NW Bucklin Hill RoadSilverdaleWAFormer Albertsons
111 S. 38Th StreetTacomaWAFormer Albertsons
15805 Pacific Ave. S.TacomaWAFormer Safeway

 

Previously announced (on Aug. 14th) closures:

AddressCityStateStore
8740 East BroadwayTucsonAZFormer Safeway
10380 East Broadway BoulevardTucsonAZFormer Safeway
3655 W. Anthem WayAnthemAZFormer Safeway
1416 E Route 66FlagstaffAZFormer Albertsons
7450 E Highway 69Prescott ValleyAZFormer Albertsons
2100 Newbury RoadNewbury ParkCAFormer Vons
1130 Los Osos Valley RoadLos OsosCAFormer Vons
2800 CochranSimi ValleyCAFormer Albertsons
660 E. Los Angeles AveSimi ValleyCAFormer Vons
8200 E Stockdale HwyBakersfieldCAFormer Albertsons
27095 Mcbean ParkwaySanta ClaritaCAFormer Vons
3901 Portola PkwyIrvineCAFormer Vons
28751 Los Alisos Blvd.Mission ViejoCAFormer Vons
550 E. First St.TustinCAFormer Vons
17662 17th StreetTustinCAFormer Vons
671 Rancho Santa FeSan MarcosCAFormer Vons
2800 Fletcher PkwyEl CajonCAFormer Vons
5630 Lake Murray BlvdLa MesaCAFormer Vons
505 Telegraph Canyon RdChula VistaCAFormer Vons
870 Third AveChula VistaCAFormer Vons
350 W San Ysidro BlvdSan YsidroCAFormer Albertsons
16030 S W Tualatin Sherwood RdSherwoodORFormer Albertsons
2740 S. 6thKlamath FallsORFormer Safeway
211 North Eighth StreetKlamath FallsORFormer Safeway
340 N E Beacon DriveGrants PassORFormer Albertsons
5450 River Rd. N.KeizerORFormer Albertsons
Pacific Ave. S.SpanawayWAOriginal 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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