Albertsons to Close 2 Locations: Chula Vista and City Heights

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

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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. (Published Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014)

    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.

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    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.

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    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.