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New Seasons Ballard to close, Metropolitan Market taking over Mercer Island store in grocery merger

Exterior shot of the New Seasons Market in Ballard, which opened Wednesday, May 9, 2018.

The deal will result in a chain of about 50 high-end grocery stores under five different brands in cities and suburbs from San Diego to Seattle.

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