(sorry guys if this in the wrong forum.....i think this is the right forum for this)
Where else in the world is there two supermarkets in the same shopping center.
Here in California, you'd have to go to the city of Beaumont to find this.
In the 1970's, a shopping center opened on the corner of Highland Springs Ave and 6th St that featured a Stater Brothers and a Kmart. They lived together in harmony until the 1990's.
This is when Kmart moved to the other side of the freeway to join a new Albertsons market.
A year or two later, Food 4 Less moved into the old Kmart store. Therefore, you could choose the Food 4 Less or Stater Brothers. This scenario still exists today! Its been 12 years and both are still going strong. The F4L has a 20 year lease:Really Long Link
The F4L has been remodeled recently. It looked like a 70's Kmart when it first opened, and I havent been in that area in years (till the other day when I drove by it from Phoenix)
Does this happen anywhere else.
As I have driven by that site off the 10...I have always have wondered what the deal was!
In San Bernardino, at the corner of Waterman & 40th...a Stater Brothers and Alpha Beta were in the same center. Story I was told was that the Alpha Beta was vacated, then burned to the ground. Site/land sat vacant for years.
With LUCKY (now Albertsons) across the street, I guess during the Alpha Beta/LUCKY "situation"...Staters acquired the land, and built a replacement store on the site. The former Staters is still vacant. 99 Cent Only Stores has tried to move in...yet Staters owns the building, and would rather have it vacant than have 99 there.