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Downtown Edmonton's Sobeys on 104 Street will close its doors on July 31 - MasterMaq.ca Blog
After six years of serving the central downtown Edmonton area, Sobeys will close its 104 Street location on July 31. It's a disappointing end to a store that, while full of promise at its launch in May 2008, never really lived up to its potential. It's also a high profile loss for 104 Street, which has seen a number of businesses close over the last year or so, and a potential setback for Edmonton's ongoing downtown revitalization. Keri Scobie, Communications Manager for Sobeys West, confirmed the closure yesterday. "It was a really tough decision to make," she told me. "We knew this was going to be a hot topic of discussion." Why has Sobeys decided to close the 104 Street location? The bottom line is...it's all about the bottom line. A spokesperson told the Globe and Mail late Wednesday that Sobeys had "identified a number of underperforming stores and we have made the decision to close these stores." It appears the 104 Street location is one of those underperforming stores, and