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Four Years Ago: Ralphs Given Keys to Downtown Store

By Eric Richardson
Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at 12:19PM
The Keys Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Time sure does fly... It was four years ago today that Ralphs was given the keys to its new Downtown grocery store at 9th and Flower. The 50,000-square-foot Fresh Fare would open six months later, on July 20.

Despite the store's economic success and years of pleas by residents for a Trader Joe's, the store opens 2011 as still Downtown's only full-size grocery. Two development projects that are slated to contain grocery store-sized spaces — L.A. Central near Staples Center and The Grand on Bunker Hill — are currently on hold as their owners search for funding.

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