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Glen Burnie Giant supermarket to close for construction

The Giant Food supermarket located at 6626 North Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie will close temporarily "to facilitate a redevelopment of the Glen Burnie Shopping Center," the company announced Wednesday.

In a release, the Landover-based company said the Glen Burnie location will close at 6 p.m. on August 4 and will reopen on the same property "in late 2017 or early 2018."

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All current full- and part-time workers will be given the option to transfer to other locations, the company wrote. Pharmacy customers will be given details as to their pharmacy record transfers through the mail in advance of the closing.

"We are full committed to working with our shoppers and associates to make sure their needs are met during the temporary closing and we look foward to the new store opening following redevelopment of the shopping center," president Gordon Reid wrote in a statement.

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The company added the store's closing is not related to a pending merger between Dutch supermarket group Ahold and Belgian peer Delhaize.

Shareholders from both groups voted to approve the terms of the merger in March, which would see Ahold purchase Delhaize for about $10.9 billion, Reuters reported.

According to Marketwatch.com, the merger would combine Ahold's Giant Food and Stop & Shop stores along with Delhaize's Food Lion and Hannaford chains in the U.S. The groups have not formally announced if any stores will be closed as a result of the agreement.

The deal is still subject to approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, marketwatch.com reported.

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