Haggen to close Ashland store & others amid bankruptcy

Ashland, Ore. — The Safeway store in Ashland which was bought out and converted to a Haggen store is now expected to close by December.

In August we told you about the closure of 27 stores in the Pacific Southwest region, now the company says it’s completely exiting the southwest region in an attempt to “right size.”

Haggen will close it’s Beacon Drive location in Grants Pass and two of its stores in Klamath Falls.

The Klamath falls locations are expected to close as soon as this Friday.

In an online statement posted by Haggen Thursday, the company said “It is re-assessing it’s locations in the Pacific Northwest.”

7 stores from Oregon will be closing and 14 from Washington.

Haggen said it is focusing on 37 stores and one stand alone pharmacy.

Haggen filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier in September.

In the statement Haggen also said it is asking the bankruptcy court for approval to conduct store closing sales and said all employees will receive a 60 day notice and said all stores will remain open during this process.

The Grants Pass location off Allen Creek Road is not on that list.

We tried calling a Haggen spokeswoman but she did not return our phone call.

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