Giant Eagle Closing on Fifth Ave, Grandview Yard Store Opens Sept 5
The long-anticipated opening of the new Grandview Yard Giant Eagle Market District store is scheduled to officially open in two more months, while the smaller West Fifth Avenue store prepares to officially be closed.
“We have long appreciated the opportunity to service our customers at this location, and look forward to introducing a new world of food at our new Grandview Yard Market District,” said Giant Eagle spokesperson Dan Donovan in a statement emailed today.
The older location at 1451 West Fifth Avenue opened as a Giant Eagle in 2004, following the closure of the Big Bear grocery store that was located there prior. The old store is approximately 60,000 square feet, whereas the new Grandview Yard Market District store at 840 West Third Avenue is over 90,000 square feet and will operate 24/7.
No word yet on what may replace the store on Fifth Avenue, though many local residents have expressed a need for another grocer with Trader Joe’s often mentioned as a desired replacement. All employees at the Fifth Avenue Giant Eagle will be offered employment opportunities at one of the company’s regional stores.
Update 7/31 2:00pm — The Grandview Yard store will host its grand opening on September 5th.
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