Giant Eagle: Hempfield Twp. store closure was 'difficult decision'

MICHAEL ROKNICK | Herald

Giant Eagle bought the former Greenville Medicine Shoppe pharmacy in downtown Greenville and moved the Giant Eagle pharmacy there from the grocery store in Hempfield Township, which will be closing in February.

O’HARA TOWNSHIP, Allegheny County — Giant Eagle officials called the closure of its store in Hempfield Township a “difficult decision” in a statement issued Tuesday.

The store, at 50 Hadley Road, will close on Feb. 1. Pharmacy services have already been relocated to a now-closed Medicine Shoppe location at 419 S. Main St. in Greenville.

“We thank our customers for their years of patronage at this location,” Giant Eagle spokesman Dan Donovan said. “While we are disappointed that we were unable to meet the community’s needs with our grocery offerings, we are glad that we will be able to continue to service customers at our new standalone pharmacy.”

Giant Eagle: Hempfield Twp. store closure was 'difficult decision'

Hempfield Township Supervisor Gary Hittle said the store employs an estimated 40 to 50 employees.

The supermarket chain, which has corporate offices in the Pittsburgh suburb of O’Hara Township, said Giant Eagle will offer jobs for its own and Medicine Shoppe employees at the Greenville pharmacy location.

Employees at the Hempfield Township Giant Eagle will be offered employment at other western Pennsylvania Giant Eagle locations, according to the statement.

The nearest Giant Eagle stores are grocery and GetGo convenience stores in Hermitage and Meadville.

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