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.