Giant Eagle store Friday, 03/21/14, on W. Central Avenue in Toledo, Ohio. The store is closing.
THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
Giant Eagle Inc. will close its two Toledo-area stores later this spring.
The Pittsburgh-based supermarket chain said Friday that May 3 would be the last business day for its stores in Rossford and Sylvania Township.
"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 Spokesperson Dan Donovan said in a statement.
The company said the two stores employ a total of 179 employees. They will be offered a severance package.