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Big Bear: 777 Neil Ave.

Like several other Big Bear locations, the Thurber Village store closed after parent company Penn Traffic filed for bankruptcy in 2003. Giant Eagle and Kroger purchased some Big Bear locations, converting them to their respective grocery stores.

Closing date: January 2004
There now: Giant Eagle

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