Ralphs on Sept. 26 will close its 40,000-square-foot supermarket at 11740 Wilshire Blvd., just west of Barrington Avenue, to make way for a 17-story office project.
A spokeswoman for the nearby Barrington Plaza high-rise apartments said that some elderly tenants are upset because they will have to travel farther to shop. The grocery store is practically at their doorstep, she said.
Ralphs will continue to operate its 29,000-square-foot supermarket a few blocks away at 12057 Wilshire Blvd., at Bundy Drive, store officials said.
Other supermarkets in the neighborhood include Safeway, at Barrington Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, and Westward Ho, on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood.