SEATTLE -- The owners of six shut-down Alaska Marketplace stores said last week they are seeking an arbitration hearing to force Safeway, the stores' former owner, to pay $7 million in monetary damages. The request for the hearing was filed by Associated Grocers here and Northwest Retail Ventures, an investment company that includes AG that was formed to buy the Alaska-based stores. When the parties finalized the deal for the stores in August 1999, they agreed to submit any disputes to a ...

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