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Lake Tapps Top & Drug store to reopen as Haggen Northwest Fresh

For the Auburn Reporter

Haggen, Inc. is unveiling Lake Tapps Haggen Northwest Fresh, a former Top Food & Drug store and the newest location for its Haggen Northwest Fresh concept stores.

The store, at 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn, officially reopens Wednesday, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and other festivities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Lake Tapps has been a great store since we opened this Top location in 2002. We're excited to now invite the community to Haggen Northwest Fresh, which provides a grocery experience that is unique to this region," said Clement Stevens, senior vice president of Merchandising at Haggen, Inc.

"Northwest Fresh is our promise to deliver homegrown quality and delightful experiences while supporting a connected community and sustainable local food economy. We are excited to bring this experience to the Auburn community."

Haggen, one of the Pacific Northwest's leading grocery chains, launched its Haggen Northwest Fresh brand and concept store model in 2011. Northwest Fresh blossomed from the company's 80-year history of supporting Northwest farms, ranches, fisheries and other businesses as well as its commitment to creating a lasting and sustainable local food economy in Washington and Oregon.

Officials said the Lake Tapps location will feature a large number of local and regional products. There also will be an increased focus on the customer experience and the store's community involvement.

Also new to the location is the Haggen Happy Kids drop-in childcare center for shoppers.

Children ages 2-7 are welcome and can participate in art projects and dramatic play, or explore the reading and music library. Haggen Happy Kids Lake Tapps will be open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Lake Tapps store marks the 11th Haggen/Top store to be remodeled into the Haggen Northwest Fresh format.

LINKS:

www.haggen.com

www.top-foods.com

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