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Hawaii Kai Foodland closing, Walgreens moving in

Koko Marina Center Foodland. Photo courtesy: Foodland. Koko Marina Center Foodland. Photo courtesy: Foodland.

HAWAII KAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - East Oahu grocery shoppers will soon need to find a new place to purchase groceries.

Foodland Super Market announced Monday that it will be shutting down its location at the Koko Marina Shopping Center.

The closure is effective July 10.

According to management, Foodland was trying to re-negotiate its lease, but was unsuccessful.

Foodland Chairman and CEO Jenai Wall says they are devastated to have to leave the community.

The store has been in operation for 47 years. Its 54 employees will be offered jobs at other Foodland locations.

A Wallgreens is expected to move in.

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