TOLEDO, Ohio — Giant Eagle is pulling out of the Toledo market, according to a report in the Blade, Toledo's hometown newspaper, published on Saturday.
Giant Eagle's two stores in the region are expected to close May 3.
“It definitely is going to be a hit to our community,” Sylvania Township Trustee John Jennewine told the Blade. “They were very strong supporters of the community and very involved. We’re going to be sad to see them go.”
“Our decision to close these locations was made only after careful consideration, particularly given the impact on our team members and customers, and after significant efforts to differentiate these stores in the marketplace,” Giant Eagle spokesman Dan Donovan said in a statement obtained by the Blade.