• Pittsburgh-area Bottom Dollar stores close earlier than planned

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    PITTSBURGH - Discount grocery chain Bottom Dollar closed all of its Pittsburgh locations Monday, three days earlier than planned. 

    A company spokesperson told Channel 11 that every store in the area closed by 2 p.m. Monday because all of the stores’ merchandise had been sold. The stores were supposed to close Jan. 15.

    Just last month, community leaders rallied in an attempt to keep the stores open.

     Aldi bought the Bottom Dollar brand, but so far, the company has not said what it will do with the storefronts.

     Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has spoken to Aldi to try to persuade the company to open a store in Garfield, which no longer has its own grocery store.

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