BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) – A judge has approved a bid by Albertsons to take over the remaining Haggen grocery stores, bringing Haggen’s bankruptcy proceedings essentially to a close. Albertsons will pay about $106 million for 29 stores in Washington and Oregon that were owned by the Bellingham-based company. The Bellingham Herald reports an Albertsons spokesman says the company expects to close on the deal in the next several weeks.

In 2015, Albertsons completed a merger with Safeway (including the Aberdeen store) after 146 Safeway, Albertsons and Vons stores were sold to Haggan to resolve antitrust issues with the merger.