Langley City's IGA Marketplace grocery store will close its doors in a few months, its owner says.
Robert Lee said he could not come to a new agreement with the owner of the Langley Mall on 204th Street and Douglas Crescent.
"We're closing our doors on Aug. 31," Lee said. There will not be another IGA opened in the immediate area, at least not by Lee.
"We're not going to look for another location around here," he said.
The Lee family also owns IGA outlets in Walnut Grove and Fort Langley, the latter of which is under reconstruction following a fire.
Langley City Mayor Peter Fassbender said he has spoken to the landlords and said they are pursuing other food stores as tenants.
"Who it is, I don't know," Fassbender said. The Langley City IGA is the closest grocery store to a number of seniors residences immediately to the south.
The entire area is part of the City's Downtown Master Plan, and could eventually be redeveloped with a mixture of residential and business projects, but the Langley Mall is not expected to be torn down and rebuilt in the immediate future.