What Should Replace Fresh & Easy if it Closes?

The grocery chain is up for sale, but if there are no buyers, the “neighborhood market” on Eagle Rock Boulevard could shut down.

The news earlier this month that Fresh & Easy, the British-owned grocery store chain, will soon be closed or sold came as a disappointment to many. After all, the “neighborhood market,” as the grocery chain branded itself, had become something of a local favorite in the few years of its existence, not least because it helped raise funds for schools through its popular "Shop for Schools" program.

According to a spokesperson at the grocery chain’s El Segundo headquarters, Fresh & Easy is currently up for sale, so there’s still a chance that its stores in California, Nevada and Arizona will survive. If the chain shuts down, however, what Fresh & Easy fans might see as a calamity may well be an opportunity for other businesses.

Jill Hammer, owner of the Eagle Rock boutique MediaNoche, would like to see a Whole Food’s store supplant the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Eagle Rock Boulevard. Or maybe a Ralph’s store, says Hammer, given that there aren’t Ralph’s stores in Eagle Rock.

Patch asks: If the Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Eagle Rock Boulevard closes, what store or business would you like to see replace it?

Tell us in the Comments section below.

Scott January 10, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Sprouts sounds like a great idea since there isn't one in the Eagle Rock area currently.
larry weissman January 31, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Walmart has also started operating supermarkets, that may be a good fit: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jun/22/business/la-fi-mo-walmart-altadena-20120621
Fresh&easy Fan 4 Life February 09, 2013 at 04:09 AM
I live next door to the el segundo flagship F&E store which is also next to Whole Foods and TJs. I now shore F&E exclusively bc I have fallen in love with their quality, prices , unqiue products and freshness. Their is no comparison. Please vote with your dollars and shop F&E only!!! Show love to our fave neighborhood market. Save F&E!!!!
Joseph February 16, 2013 at 10:51 PM
In regards to how they treat they're employees is dead on!!!! I'm a manager with the company. And I just got transfered from the eagle rock store. Day in and day out me and my crew would work between 24-30 pallets a day. If we would go over 10-15 mins past are shift, we wouldn't get any praise for the hardwork day in and day out. I did this with 4-5 co workers. The only time we would get praise is when we finish on time with less pallets of course. I'm making only $13 as a mgr. I'm stating this cause I once worked for trader joes. And believe me, so much better in how they treat they're workers. I was not a mgr with them. And I made it to $17 an hr in 4 yrs. F&e does not give you raises after 3 yrs. They want you to. Become a mgr so you can move up with the company. But the way they treat us mgr's in how they operate, this is why moral is so down with us workers!!! I've noticed since day one with the company. I still praise tj's to the customers and my co workers. And I wont stop. Haven't you customers noticed the difference between f&e employees & tj's employees? Major difference in how they treat us!!!
Roberto Leon September 23, 2013 at 12:58 PM
Sprouts is known for mistreatement of employees aswell so I would rather see a diffrent grocery store....


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