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Giant Eagle for Arena District falls prey to economy

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Giant Eagle for Arena District falls prey to economy
BY MIKE PRAMIK

Giant Eagle has postponed plans to build a supermarket in the Arena District because of the down economy, its local developer said. The supermarket chain indicated last year that it planned to build a two-story supermarket at the northeast corner of Neil Avenue and Vine Street. The supermarket would have replaced Giant Eagle’s Victorian Village store at 777 Neil Ave.

The site is just north of a land parcel that Nationwide Realty Investors purchased last year from the city. The Arena District developer has plans to build a 220-unit apartment complex there. Those plans are still in place but Nationwide Realty is in no hurry to begin work on the apartments, President Brian Ellis said.

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