Agana Pay-Less will be closed for good on Monday, Aug. 5 as it transfers to its new facility in Maite which is scheduled to open in the first week of September.
To take up the slack, Sinajana Pay-Less will temporarily extend store hours and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to accommodate customers in the vicinity.
In addition, the Oka, Micronesia Mall and Dededo Pay-Less will remain open 24 hours a day. Mangilao and Yigo Pay-Less will be open until midnight, and Sumay Pay-Less will be open until 10 p.m.
For 40 years, Pay-Less has been one of the anchor tenants of the Agana Shopping Center.
Kathy Calvo, Pay-Less President, said it is with mixed emotions that Pay-Less Agana is closing its doors, adding that they are grateful for the relationships they’ve made over the years.
Calvo said the new Maite Pay-Less will provide a larger footprint with expanded offerings to better serve their customers’ needs.
When it opens in September, the new Maite Pay-Less is expected to be the hallmark store of the Pay-Less chain of eight stores. The store is located on Route 8 in Maite adjacent to Benson Hardware and across the street from the Tiyan parkway.
The 3-acre property will have a 45,660 sq. ft. facility that will have 31,200 sq. ft. of retail space, 8,060 sq. ft. of dry storage space, and 6,400 sq. ft. of freeze & chill storage.
The new store location will also have ample parking with 106 customer parking stalls.
The retail floor, which is 70 percent larger than the Agana Pay-Less location, will offer customers a wider variety of product selection and an expanded meat section with 96 feet of chill meat, poultry and seafood.
The new store will also house a SuperDrug pharmacy, eduKitchen facility for cooking demonstrations and community education classes as well as an Infusion coffee shop which will have an expanded fresh juice menu.
Other unique features of the store include a bulk bin area for nuts & grains where customers would be able to grind fresh peanut or almond butter and an 8 ft. dry-aged beef case which produces tender and flavorful beef.
In addition, there will be a large prepared foods area, Market Deli and Bakery, which will have an array of local comfort foods, ethnic dishes, and freshly made breads and pastries.