Big Bear's Last Days

By Todd Baucher | 

The days are getting shorter and the shelves becoming bare for a one-time grocery giant.

The last of the 67 Big Bear stores in West Virginia and Ohio are closing this coming week. That includes the "Big Bear Plus" store in the park shopping center, whose closeout sale is scheduled to end Friday.

The liquidation sale at the Parkersburg store began in late November after the grocery chain's parent company announced it was closing the remainder of its stores.

The Marietta Big Bear store closed a few weeks ago, and is reopening soon as a Giant Eagle Supermarket.