Stater Bros. Bellflower Closing

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Stater Bros. Bellflower Closing

Post by CalItalian » February 7th, 2018, 7:57 pm

No article. I got this from a Southern California coupon group on Facebook I belong to. Closing mid-March. HABA and specialty food items are the first to go, 50% off. Large store adjacent to the 91 freeway. This is the location https://www.yelp.com/biz/stater-bros-ma ... llflower-2

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Re: Stater Bros. Bellflower Closing

Post by storewanderer » February 7th, 2018, 8:23 pm

Awful lot of mileage out of that old Lucky interior there... doesn't look bad... almost looks like they've made some effort at maintaining it.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/stater- ... Ks_N3Fw6-g

What is this store exactly? It looks very oddly sized and to have an odd, odd depth.

Is this an old Gemco?

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Re: Stater Bros. Bellflower Closing

Post by CalItalian » February 7th, 2018, 10:58 pm

storewanderer wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Awful lot of mileage out of that old Lucky interior there... doesn't look bad... almost looks like they've made some effort at maintaining it.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/stater- ... Ks_N3Fw6-g

What is this store exactly? It looks very oddly sized and to have an odd, odd depth.

Is this an old Gemco?
Yes, it was a Gemco. 1987 article http://articles.latimes.com/1987-07-30/ ... emco-chain

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Re: Stater Bros. Bellflower Closing

Post by pseudo3d » February 8th, 2018, 8:13 pm

CalItalian wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 10:58 pm
storewanderer wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Awful lot of mileage out of that old Lucky interior there... doesn't look bad... almost looks like they've made some effort at maintaining it.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/stater- ... Ks_N3Fw6-g

What is this store exactly? It looks very oddly sized and to have an odd, odd depth.

Is this an old Gemco?
Yes, it was a Gemco. 1987 article http://articles.latimes.com/1987-07-30/ ... emco-chain
So I guess Lucky downsized it and reopened after Gemco (half of the building, including the northwest part, has been turned into a strip mall). I wonder if they opened out of coincidence or if they still had a stake in the property. Either way, a bit of research says that it was divested to Stater Bros. in 1999 as part of the ASC/Albertsons merger.

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Re: Stater Bros. Bellflower Closing

Post by CalItalian » February 9th, 2018, 1:07 pm

pseudo3d wrote:
February 8th, 2018, 8:13 pm
CalItalian wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 10:58 pm
storewanderer wrote:
February 7th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Awful lot of mileage out of that old Lucky interior there... doesn't look bad... almost looks like they've made some effort at maintaining it.

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/stater- ... Ks_N3Fw6-g

What is this store exactly? It looks very oddly sized and to have an odd, odd depth.

Is this an old Gemco?
Yes, it was a Gemco. 1987 article http://articles.latimes.com/1987-07-30/ ... emco-chain
So I guess Lucky downsized it and reopened after Gemco (half of the building, including the northwest part, has been turned into a strip mall). I wonder if they opened out of coincidence or if they still had a stake in the property. Either way, a bit of research says that it was divested to Stater Bros. in 1999 as part of the ASC/Albertsons merger.
Lucky reopened a former Gemco in Culver City (Messmer St.) adjacent to the 405 freeway. It was a Lucky-Sav-on combo for many years (they had an open indoor doorway between the two). When CVS took over Sav-on, they closed that doorway. It was an Albertsons for many years (never remodeled after Lucky) and had very little business. CVS stayed open for almost 2 years after Albertsons closed their store down. They moved to a new shopping center in Playa Vista. Recently, they reopened the former Gemco as an auto-mall with multiple new car dealerships and service center under one huge Gemco roof.

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