Yes, the Ralphs located at the intersection of PCH, Bellflower Blvd and 7th Street at the Bixby Village Center will be closing.
I spoke with people at the store, and was informed they will be closing in 3-4 weeks. Supposedly, the owner of the center, Westar Associates raised the rent, Ralphs said no, and Westar gave them a 30 day notice.
What could replace Ralphs as an anchor in the center and occupy 33,382 SF? I would like to think another Grocery store, but with a new Gelsons, Whole Food’s, Trader Joes and a larger Ralphs down the road. Anyone’s guess could be good. However, on Westars Associates website, there are links to stories about Smart & Final Extra?
I think losing this Ralphs is a blow to the surrounding neighborhoods. It was much easier to go to this location then the one down PCH.
What do you think? Send me an email.
Alamitos Heights Long Beach