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?
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