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Giant to close first York area store

Grocery store to close at end of year; all 58 employees being offered other positions

Giant Food Stores announced Monday it will close its original West York store, at 1200 W. Market St., at the start of 2017.

The Carlisle-based grocery chain had opened the store nearly 40 years ago.

No reason was immediately given for the closure. The store’s 58 employees will be offered “comparable positions in surrounding stores,” Giant said in a news release.

The lease will expire on the store property, with no options for renewal, the news release said.

“This was our first Giant store in the greater York area, and we are honored to have served our customers throughout the years,” Giant President Tom Lenkevich said.

Shoppers at the West Market Street store can shop at one of Giant’s nearby York-area stores, at 1255 Carlisle Road, York; 2415 E. Market St., York; 275 Pauline Drive, York; and 205 Glen Drive, Manchester, the grocery chain said.

Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets operate nearly 200 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia, with more than 33,000 employees.

David O'Connor
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