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Ralphs grocery store on Glendale Avenue will close

But three other stores in city will remain open, company official says.

March 19, 2013|By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com
  • Ralphs grocery store on Glendale Avenue will close next month.
Ralphs grocery store on Glendale Avenue will close next… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

The Ralphs grocery store on Glendale Avenue will be closing next month, a company spokesperson confirmed Tuesday.

The store, which has operated at 1010 N. Glendale Ave. since 1994, is slated to close on April 12, according to Ralphs spokeswoman Kendra Doyel.

She said the decision to close the store wasn't a reflection of the Glendale market overall.

“It's not that we're moving out of Glendale. It's just a business decision was made on this particular location,” she said. “It's always very difficult and heart-wrenching and the last thing we want to do.”

Doyel said the majority of the store's employees will be placed in positions at other Ralphs markets.

Other Ralphs stores in Glendale are located at 1416 E. Colorado St., 211 N. Glendale Ave. and 1200 N. Central Ave.

Reaction was mixed among shoppers Tuesday afternoon outside the store.

Stephan Yancheff, who has lived in the neighborhood near Ralphs since 1993, said he likes the convenience of the smaller store, which has plenty of parking.

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“I don't know that it will necessarily impact the neighborhood. Vons is just a few blocks down,” he said.

Angela Vukos echoed that she likes the size of the store.

“It's not too big. You know where everything is,” she said. “We're very sorry to hear about [the closing].”

Vukos said she's not sure where she'll shop now because she lives close to Ralphs and doesn't have a car.

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