Yakima store among 3 Top Food & Drug locations closing

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A well-known local grocery store will be closing its doors.

About 40 employees of TOP Food and Drug in Yakima could be out of a job.

It's one of three stores across the state shutting down.

The other two are on the West Side.

Employees weren't allowed to comment on camera, but shoppers are sad to see them leave.

"Oh it's really sad, we used to come here a lot when we were kids, and it's just sad to see something nice go," said Brenda Budget from Yakima.

TOP's parent company says the move is part of a long-term transformation plan.

They are all expected to close within the next three months.

Some employees could be relocated within the company.