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Haggen’s Auction Results Released

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Haggen, late Friday afternoon (Pacific time), said that U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Delaware in Wilmington confirmed the sale of certain stores. The court approved two separate and previously announced purchase agreements for certain assets with Gelson’s Markets and Smart & Final LLC.

Gelson’s purchased certain assets related to eight stores located in California for approximately $36 million. Under a separate agreement, Smart & Final purchased certain assets of 28 stores located in California for $56 million.

According to a Haggen news release, Gelson’s acquired the following stores: Carlsbad, El Camino Real, Carlsbad; Del Mar, Via De La Valle, Del Mar; Ladera Ranch, Crown Valley Parkway, Ladera Ranch; Laguna Beach, South Pacific Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; La Jolla, Turquoise Street, San Diego; Rancho Mirage, Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage; Santa Monica, Lincoln Boulevard, Santa Monica; and Thousand Oaks, Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks.

Gelson’s President & CEO Rob McDougall on Monday said, “We’re excited to become part of these communities, a process that may take time in order to customize stores for each neighborhood. Our goal is to retain as many local Haggen workers as possible while also giving opportunities to existing Gelson’s employees, as well as others who wish to join the Gelson’s family.”

Gelson’s says it plans to relaunch its purchased stores early next year under its own brand with initial improvements to product selection and merchandising, followed several months later by redesign and construction. Existing pharmacies will remain open during the transition. In addition to the newly acquired locations, Gelson’s is on track to open new stores in Rancho Mission Viejo and Manhattan Beach.

The grocer currently operates 18 supermarkets in Southern California.

Smart & Final acquired the following stores: Atascadero, El Camino Real, Atascadero; Carlsbad, Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad; Carpinteria, Linden Avenue, Carpinteria; Chino Hills, Chino Hills Parkway, Chino Hills; Chula Vista, East H Street, Chula Vista; Corona Del Mar, Coast Highway, Corona Del Mar; Coronado, B Avenue, Coronado; El Cajon, Camino Canada, El Cajon; El Cajon, Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon; La Mesa, Avocado Avenue, La Mesa; Newbury Park, Newbury Road, Newbury Park; Palmdale, W Avenue N, Palmdale; Paso Robles, Creston Road, Paso Robles; Redondo Beach, N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach; Redondo Beach, S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach; San Diego, Tierra Santa Boulevard, San Diego; San Diego, Westview Parkway, San Diego; San Luis Obispo, Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo; San Pedro, W 25th Street, San Pedro; San Ysidro, W San Ysidro Boulevard, San Ysidro; Santa Barbara, State Street, Santa Barbara; Santee, Magnolia Avenue, Santee; Simi Valley, Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley; Torrance, Hawthorne Boulevard, Torrance; Trabuco Canyon, Plano Trabuco Road, Trabuco Canyon; Ventura, Telegraph Road, Ventura; Westlake Village, Lindero Canyon Road, Westlake Village; and Yorba Linda, Yorba Linda Boulevard, Yorba Linda.

In addition, Smart & Final bought four California stores not previously announced: Laguna Niguel, Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel; Diamond Bar, S. Diamond Bar Boulevard, Diamond Bar; Burbank, W. Verdugo Avenue, Burbank; and San Diego, University Avenue, San Diego.

Completion of the transactions with Gelson’s and Smart & Final remain subject to certain conditions.

In addition, Haggen said Friday that it has accepted bids for certain its non-core stores. A total of 55 stores were sold for more than $47 million. Haggen intends to submit the results of the auction for approval to the bankruptcy court at a hearing on Nov. 24.

Haggen accepted bids with the following companies for the following stores:

Albertson’s LLC


Lake Havasu, McCulloch Boulevard, Lake Havasu

Tucson, East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson

Tucson, N. Silverbell Road, Tucson


Tujunga, Foothill Boulevard, Tujunga

Saugus, Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus

Bakersfield, Panama Lane, Bakersfield

Bakersfield, E. Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield

Rancho Cucamonga, Foothill Boulevard, Rancho Cucamonga

Lompoc, N. ‘H’ Street, Lompoc

Goleta, S. Turnpike Road, Goleta

El Cajon, Broadway Street, El Cajon

La Mesa, Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa

Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Bernardo Road,  Rancho Bern

San Diego, Highland Village Place, San Diego


Henderson, Bicentennial Parkway, Henderson

Henderson, College Drive, Henderson

Henderson, Boulder Highway, Henderson


Baker City, Campbell Street, Baker City

Eugene, Hilyard Street, Eugene

Springfield, Main Street, Springfield

Ashland, Sisiyou Boulevard, Ashland


Monroe, SR 2, Monroe

Burien, First Avenue S, Burien

Burien, 1st Avenue S., Burien

Renton, SE Petrovitsky Road, Renton

Everett, Evergreen Way, Everett

Renton, 4th Avenue, Renton

Shoreline, Aurora Avenue N, Shoreline

Port Orchard, Bethel Road S.E., Port Orchard

Spanaway/Tacoma, Pacific Avenue S, Spanaway/Tacoma

Gig Harbor, Point Fosdick Drive NW, Gig Harbor

Puyallup, Canyon Road East, Puyallup

Milton, Milton Way, Milton

Sprouts Farmers Market


Los Angeles, Venice Boulevard, Los Angeles

Simi Valley, Cochran, Simi Valley

Goleta, N. Fairview Avenue, Goleta


Las Vegas, W. Lake Mead Boulevard, Las Vegas

Tawa Inc. (an Asian American supermarket company doing business as 99 Ranch Market, headquartered in Buena Park, California)


Chula Vista, Telegraph Canyon Road, Chula Vista

San Diego, Balboa Avenue, San Diego


Beaverton, S.W. Hall, Beaverton

Additionally, Carnival Supermarkets Inc. picked up two stores in California, at Third Avenue in Chula Vista and Rancho Sante Fe in San Marcos.

Others acquiring stores in California include:

Tustin Safe LLC: Tustin, 17th Street, Tustin

Regency Centers LP: Woodland Hills, Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills

Balboa Retail LLC: Lomita, Pacific Coast Highway, Lomita

Donahue Schriber Realty Group: Camarillo, Las Posas, Camarillo

Stater Bros. Markets: Simi Valley, E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley

SB Grocery LLC (Roxy’s Market): Santa Barbara, Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara

RJS Investment Group: Poway, Pomerado Road, Poway

Good Food Holdings (Bristol Farms): San Diego, W. Washington Street, San Diego

Yoke’s Foods Inc. purchased one store in Washington, at N. Liberty Lake Road in Liberty Lake.

Go here to read what led to the auction of these stores.

About the author


Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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