The Safeway on north Argonne in the Spokane Valley is shutting down after decades of operation because of a dispute with the landlord.
Local residents say it will affect their entire way of life, and put a vulnerable community at risk.
"It's convenient for us. A lot of us walk up here to this store, and there's a lot of seniors, disabled people and blind people even who walk up here," said Laurie Lahr, who lives a block away.
She added that many in the area can't get to the Yoke's or Albertsons located nearly a mile away.
"Now we're gonna have to walk across the freeway. You know that's gonna be pretty dangerous, especially for the blind people and the seniors on their little go-karts."
Safeway said they couldn't come to agreeable terms with the landlord.
"To have the store close and move out when their not having any money coming in, just because they want to raise the rent? That's ridiculous and mean," said Lahr.
The store's 60 employees will be relocated to other locations.
Lahr said even if another grocery store moves in, it won't be the same.