Albertsons to Close 2 Locations: Chula Vista and City Heights

Albertsons will close the two locations due to performance, company says

By Lauren Lee and R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Jan 16, 2014  |  Updated 6:09 PM PDT
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On Feb. 20, Albertsons will close two of its San Diego County locations: it's largest grocery store in City Heights and another in Chula Vista. NBC 7's Lauren Lee reports.

On Feb. 20, Albertsons will close two of its San Diego County locations: it's largest grocery store in City Heights and another in Chula Vista. NBC 7's Lauren Lee reports.

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Albertsons will close two of its San Diego County locations in February. One of the stores that will be shuttered is the largest grocery store in City Heights.

A company spokesperson confirmed the Proctor Valley Road location in Chula Vista and the City Heights location will close February 20.

Lilia Rodriguez said it was a difficult decision for the company but pointed to the stores’ performance as the main factor in the decision.

Councilmember Marti Emerald said she considers the closure a serious blow to her constituents living in the community.

Our media partners at VoiceofSanDiego reported on the closure adding that a recently survey suggests the ability for City Heights residents to buy fresh groceries falls below the industry standard.

There is a plan in place to help pharmacy customers at those locations transfer their prescriptions before the closing, Rodriguez said.

A liquidation sale will be held at each location beginning January 22.

Emerald told NBC 7 she wants a local business/grocery store to fill the space and that Mark Kassab, the owner of Murphy’s Market, has expressed interest.

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