North Fort Collins is losing a grocery store. The Albertsons Market located at 1636 N. College Avenue will be shutting down for good by late February.

The Coloradoan reports that the store will start a liquidation sale on January 29th, and will be closed by February 20th. That's not a very long life for a store that only opened in 1995. The other two Albertsons stores in Fort Collins (Horsetooth and College, and Lemay and Riverside) will remain open.

You can read more about the reasons behind the closure and see what Albertsons officials said about the closing from the Coloradoan.

I always had a worry that Albertsons might be struggling back when they stopped putting their grocery ads in the paper every week. Sadly, a lot of people are probably going to be out of work because of this, and this might not be the only closure we see in Fort Collins over the next few years.

Costco is coming and so is Trader Joe's, both of which could make the grocery competition even more fierce among the stores that exist right now. (King Soopers, Safeway, Beaver's Market, Sprouts, Walmart, Target, etc.)

What's your favorite place to get groceries in town?