Eight of the 25 Haggen Stores closing in San Diego County officially have new owners, the grocery chain announced on Wednesday.
A bankruptcy judge approved the sale of 47 Haggen stores in Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and California.
Albertsons is taking over four of the stores in an ironic move, as Haggen initially purchased a number of Albertsons stores in San Diego County.
Stores on Broadway Street in El Cajon, Lake Murray Boulevard in La Mesa, Rancho Bernardo Road in Rancho Bernardo and Highland Village Drive in San Diego will become Albertsons stores.
Smart & Final purchased the store on University Avenue in North Park and Good Food Holdings acquired the store on West Washington Street in Mission Hills.
Additionally, Tawa Inc., which operates the 99 Ranch stores, will take over a store on Balboa Avenue in San Diego and a store on Telegraph Canyon Road in Chula Vista.
No word yet on when these stores will open under their new owners.
The purchases follow news last month that Haggen planned to sell all of its San Diego County and depart from California altogether.
Earlier this year, Haggen bought 146 Albertsons and Safeway stores, expanding from 18 stores in Oregon and Washington into new markets in California, Nevada and Arizona.
This fall, the Pacific Northwest grocery store chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid unsatisfactory sales.