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Is Hannaford Coming to Exeter?

The Exeter Stop & Shop closed for good earlier this month, and the site is now up for lease.

The site of the old Stop & Shop in Exeter. Credit: Jason Claffey
The site of the old Stop & Shop in Exeter. Credit: Jason Claffey
The Exeter Stop & Shop closed for good earlier this month, and the site is now up for lease through KeyPoint Partners.

There's rampant speculation about what could replace the grocery store.

We asked Hannaford spokesman Eric Bloom if that grocery chain had any interest in the site. Here's what he had to say:

"I'm afraid that we don't have any announcements or anything that is happening there.

"We're always looking for new opportunities to serve customers, but certainly would not talk about any particular communities in which we're not already operating one way or another."
Phil Wilson August 30, 2013 at 10:58 AM
Remember when Market Basket was looking for a new site in Stratham and the town's foot dragging made them put a new store in Epping instead? Now is the chance to fix this.
Cat Handler September 02, 2013 at 06:44 AM
Market Basket likes to own its buildings. Unless the Stop & Shop is for sale for a reasonable price, I suspect MB would pass on this location. Hannaford is a more likely tenant if this is strictly a lease assumption situation.

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