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Everything must go at Rossford Giant Eagle auction

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At the Giant Eagle along the Fremont Pike in Rossford, items are flying off the shelves. So are the shelves themselves.

An auctioneering firm is selling everything inside of the former grocery store to the highest bidder.

This giant eagle and the one in Sylvania Township closed in May. Now, the equipment has to move.

"It's a shame, " says Vickie Clarke of Perrysburg.

Clarke says she stopped by today to see what was for sale.

"It was hard to see it close," adds Clarke. "Definitely disappointing. But there's so many stores in the area, and now with Costco coming to Perrysburg no doubt."

According to the company, between the two stores, Giant Eagle offered severance packages to 179 local employees.

Rossford's city administrator issued this statement to 13abc:
     "We are disappointed in the loss of employment with the closing of Giant Eagle, though we remain encouraged with the State Route 20 corridor and its potential retail development.the opening of Camping World this past month and the continued popularity of Bass Pro is evidence to the attraction of the Crossroads."

The auction is expected to run until 8 or 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

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