February 7, 1990 |
Lucky Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it would build a supermarket next to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, drawing cheers from city officials and black leaders who have been trying to attract major grocery chains back to an area that they had largely abandoned after the 1965 Watts riot.
March 23, 1991 |
The owner of the Boys Markets and Market Basket chains is negotiating the final details of an agreement to buy nearly all of the 160 Alpha Beta Stores in Southern California, sources familiar with the talks said Friday. The purchase would make the buyer, privately held Yucaipa Cos. of Claremont, one of the top three grocery store operators in the Southland. A knowledgeable source cautioned, however, that the deal still could be revised substantially or could even fall apart.
December 6, 1990
The Whittier Redevelopment Agency has filed suit against the developer of a 16-acre shopping center just west of the city's center. The suit was filed in response to a preliminary injunction obtained by the developer to prevent the agency from canceling its contract. The suit alleges that Urbatec failed to meet numerous terms of the agreement to build the Whittier Station Center, a 20-store shopping complex that is to be anchored by a major grocery store.
January 17, 1990 |
Prices for winter produce have more than doubled in Southland supermarkets since a Christmas cold snap in Florida and Texas drove temperatures below freezing and destroyed an estimated 80% of the nation's winter vegetable crop. Tomato prices took the biggest jolt, retailers and growers said. A pound of large tomatoes generally sells for about 98 cents during the winter months; the posted price at one Vons market in Culver City was $2.69 on Tuesday morning.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1991 |
Events to commemorate the Jan. 15 birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will take place throughout the city of Los Angeles this week. The holiday will be observed on Jan. 21. Wednesday Interfaith prayer breakfast--Dr. Cornel West of Princeton University will speak at an 8 a.m. prayer breakfast at Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd.
May 9, 1991 |
The city and a developer have reached an out-of-court settlement in a pair of lawsuits over one of the city's major redevelopment projects, a multimillion-dollar shopping center to be built just west of the city center. The fate of a historic train depot and a supposed Indian burial ground on the site focused the community's attention on the project, while attorneys for both sides struggled over legal issues. The city ultimately agreed to save the depot last summer by moving it to a vacant lot.