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Supermarket Under Construction at Lincoln and Figueroa

Construction going on at 2408 Lincoln Avenue is to put in a new supermarket, according to plans filed with the county.

A new supermarket is under construction at 2408 Lincoln Avenue - the intersection of Lincoln and Figueroa.

Work is under way at the site on the back side of the lot, which has an entrance on Figueroa.  

According to Richard Claghorn, a planner with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, a site plan was filed with the county to convert the existing structure into a super market and to extend the building by 3,751 square foot, making it more than 28,000 square feet in total.

Claghorn did not have information on who will own or operate the new supermarket.

The lot is owned by a Beverly Hills real estate partnership, according to a public records search.  Altadena Patch left a message with the owner Thursday morning.

A worker on the site confirmed that a market would be opening on the property, but said they were barred from saying who would operate it. He said it would open some time this summer.

The lot is several blocks north of Altadena's largest existing grocery store, .

Altadena Patch will update this article with more information if we hear back from the owners of the property.

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OPTIMUM61 March 30, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Indeed!!!!
OPTIMUM61 March 30, 2012 at 05:09 AM
Great, I love them, along with whole foods,
ed meyers March 30, 2012 at 06:15 AM
I was able to find out the following: The total market size is 28,200 square feet (don't know if that includes only the inside &/or parking lot) and it has 113 parking spaces. I’m not sure what company the market will be.
Angela Odom March 30, 2012 at 10:26 AM
I'll take a Fresh & Easy Express store on that corner. That will definitely work for me. They haven't announced their second quarter Express stores yet but I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's them.
Brent Musson March 30, 2012 at 02:44 PM
I only hope that this store will pull Altadena shoppers back from La Canada and NOT from our existing West Altadena businesses. Driving past a local business will only end in us having a new empty shell on Lincoln. I'm very glad to have Baja Fresh in the neighborhood. I'd consider myself more of an eclectic shopper than an ethnic shopper, and I'm quite happy to buy fresh salmon at 1/2 the price of the large chains and produce at an even better price; in fact, I think I'll head down right now and fill my cart with fruits and veggies (full cart, $30) and put my juicer to work! Try THAT at Ralphs ;)
ac March 30, 2012 at 02:59 PM
How sad another store will be built and construction on altadena drive and lincoln will continue to be an empty lot.
Nico March 30, 2012 at 04:10 PM
That lot was just purchased..and potentially will be developed, so don't lose hope!
Nico March 30, 2012 at 04:13 PM
? I am confused...I google Baja Fresh and they are a fast food restaurant chain..are we talking about the market on Fair Oaks which is called "King Ranch?"
Laura Monteros March 30, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Baja Ranch. Baja Fresh is fast food. ;-) Hopefully, this will have a domino effect on up to Lincoln and Altadena. I think it's just an irresponsible owner (she owns all three commercial lots on that corner). A gas station would do great business on the NW or SW corner with all the JPL traffic and people going down to the freeway.
Robby March 30, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I'd shop at Super King if I could get a place to park. I go to La Canada because I can park. That's why I'm kinda excited about this new store....maybe it will be Super King-like, but closer to my house so I could walk, and possibly have parking so I could drive if I want to. Let's hope they're open past 7pm, as well.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) March 30, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Hey all, we just posted plans for the store's layout here: http://patch.com/A-scDd And a poll on what store you would like to see: http://patch.com/A-scFY
OPTIMUM61 March 30, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I hope whatever goes there it's a major chain. Baja fresh I will continue to pass you bye.
OPTIMUM61 March 30, 2012 at 06:15 PM
It takes all kind. I want a store that can cater to my" eclectic" shopping needs as well as my "sometimes" ethnic needs.
Angela Odom March 30, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Oh Laura how I wish but I believe the fault line running across Lincoln a few feet away has sealed that corner's fate for ever having a gas station. Insurance for that corner; probably astronomical. Here's to that one corner lot not falling out of escrow and our being rid of the giant eyesore.
Steve Lamb April 07, 2012 at 09:00 PM
RUMOR IS ITS A WALMART. Everyone still excited? And now after the County spent tens of millions and a decade of process, the beverly hills real estate partnership that attemped to derail that process and take control of it is now putting in a business to harm what small progress we have made, great, these are the SAME people who own the big empty whole on Lake Ave who could not come to reasonable terms with Ralphs. Still Happy?
Steve Lamb April 07, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Exactly!
Steve Lamb April 07, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Baja Ranch is a very nice under rated store. Funny we were always told we couldnot support one market, we now have two busy ones and are about to have a third....even if it is a Wall Mart grocery......
Steve Lamb April 07, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Like it was in the 1960's when there was a supermarket there I would guess......
Steve Lamb April 07, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Well since our multi ethnic guy Par Aria got run out by the shady developer, and same shady guy brought in Super King, and then private money brought in Baja Ranch, both markets leaning Latino, that tells me the money doesnt see large profits in multi ethnic, but in latino, While Blacks and Whites have been fighting over old issues, Latinos have moved in. The money is doing the demographics
OPTIMUM61 April 07, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I had to correct my own comment, Baja fresh is not the marketI was refering to it is actually Super King, the store on Lincoln near 24hr fitness, sorry Baja I have shopped there, and love their meat counter.
OPTIMUM61 April 07, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I had to correct my own comment, Baja fresh is not the marketI was refering to it is actually Super King, the store on Lincoln near 24hr fitness, sorry Baja I have shopped there, and love their meat counter.
OPTIMUM61 April 07, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Stores like Super king force me to drive extra miles to shop. I will never give them a dime of my money. I went into this store when they first opened around the holidays looking for some items for our taditional holiday meals,and to my surprise they didn't carry it, never heard of it, but yet if I were looking for middle eastern items they were plentiful. Perhaps I need to venture out into my neighborhood more ofter, middle eastern?
OPTIMUM61 April 07, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Stores like Super king force me to drive extra miles to shop. I will never give them a dime of my money. I went into this store when they first opened around the holidays looking for some items for our taditional holiday meals,and to my surprise they didn't carry it, never heard of it, but yet if I were looking for middle eastern items they were plentiful. Perhaps I need to venture out into my neighborhood more often, middle eastern?
ed meyers April 08, 2012 at 02:05 PM
It could be a Wal Mart Neighborhood Mkt. (dunno yet). Here's some 411 on that concept: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walmart_Market One is slated to open in Chinatown. Info & statement by Wal Mart are here: http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/walmart_opening_grocery_store_in_chinatown.php Sq footage of the bldg matches size of a Wal Mart mkt. Read the comments by Wal Mart Sr.Director of Community Affairs regarding neighborhood mkt concept (in the Chinatown link above).
ed meyers April 08, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Article here about So.Cal strategy http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-wal-mart-markets-20120303,0,2653663.story Interesting thread of articles about Chinatown neighborhood market (last min. ordinance almost blocked it) http://la.curbed.com/tags/wal-mart
Lisa May 24, 2012 at 04:43 PM
A Walmart?! There is absolutely NO way a Walmart will fit in that lot. And with only 113 parking spaces... I think they should have put in a couple of chains like a Jamba Juice, yogurt stores, etc. Something to liven up Lincoln. They need to really do something about that whole street. I think those types of business would excel being that it is such a busy street.
Dan Abendschein (Editor) May 24, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Lisa, I think if anything it would be the neighborhood market Ed mentions below, not a full scale Wal-Mart. However, since public affairs never returned any of my frequent calls, I don't know. For the record, I also called a couple of other store chains media lines and they did not get back to me either, so who knows?
Dan Abendschein (Editor) May 24, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Also, does anyone know whether construction is still actively going on at the site? Last time I drove by it was fenced off and looked like nothing was going on. Maybe it was just a day off.
Steve Lamb May 24, 2012 at 06:23 PM
Lisa- sadly, the Eric lloyd Wright plan that the County and developer worked so hard to destroy would have done what you wanted. Instead the county and developer conspired to give us the plan the CDC wanted....Optimum this again is due to the CDC being a group that instead of investing INTO our community is extracting out of it. Major quality supermarkets expect the development commission to pay 1-2 years rent and operating costs to come into an area they deem risky. The CDC refused. The CDC before Lincoln Crossing was built was extracting $250,000 a year for itself and returning 0 to Altadena. We had to fight like hell just to get local Altadena companies to be able to BID to do weed abatement. Since Lincoln crossing they are pulling $650,000 a year out and providing NOTHING in return. Its not about the community or anything for the community, its about the salaries egos and retirements of a bunch of government employees who wont and or cant do their jobs.
Steve Lamb May 24, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Dan- its odd they built a HUGE parking structure in back, did lots of building improvements, but it looks stalled out for the last couple weeks....They are being really secretive and for example refusing to even tell the Supervisors office who they plan on having for a tenant. ODD ODD ODD

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