Crescent Heights Safeway to close

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A Crescent Heights fixture for more than 50 years is being closed. The Safeway store on 8th Ave NW was one of those stores announced by Sobey’s as being on the chopping block later this year. Spokesman John Graham said after a review by the company the Crescent Heights location was one of 50 other stores in western Canada found to be under-performing. The news of the impending closure did not sit well with area residents, many of them seniors, who said that seeing the store go means now driving for groceries instead of walking to the store. Graham said employees were told the news yesterday and that an actual closing date will be announced in the coming weeks