Could Everett Haggen Become Safeway Again?

November 11, 2015

Everett, Everett Economy

Editor’s Update Friday Nov. 13th 1:00 PM: It was confirmed today by our news partner The Seattle Times that the Haggen store at 75th and Evergreen Way will be turned back into a Safeway. Here’s their report.

Haggen

Albertsons has put in a bid for $1.3 million dollars for this location that was a Safeway earlier this year.

Is it possible that the Safeway at 75th and Evergreen Way in Everett that was sold to Haggen and is now closing could return?

It seems that may be a scenario as it’s been revealed that Albertsons has put in a starting bid of $1.3 million dollars for the store that is being auctioned to satisfy Haggen’s creditors this week.

Since Albertsons owns Safeway and there’s an Albertsons just a mile north of the 75th street location maybe things will come full circle and Safeway will be back at 75th and Evergreen.

To re-cap, at the end of last year, Albertsons and Safeway merged and had to spin off 146 stores to satisfy the Federal Trade Commission. There were tense moments for employees in the Albertsons at Madison and Evergreen and the Safeway at 75th and Evergreen as they waited to see what would happen.

Ultimately the Albertsons stayed open and the Safeway was sold to Haggen. In March, Haggen re-opened the store at 75th and Evergreen but never really seemed to make the transformation of the store into the Haggen that Snohomish County shoppers were familiar with and sales were poor.

In September, Haggen announced that the 75th street store would close and last week we reported that the store will be shut down by the end of this month.

We’ll continue to follow the Haggen saga and let you know what we find out.




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