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Fresh and Easy

After eight years and two bankruptcies, Fresh & Easy is no more. The last 97 stores in the bankrupt West Coast grocery chain wrapped up their going-out-of-business sales on Friday, November 13th, reportedly discounting items up to 90% off before shutting their doors for good.

Now, all that remain are a lot of creditors who want to get paid, and well over a hundred empty storefronts – the newly-closed locations, plus dozens more that were shut down earlier this year before the bankruptcy, that have been sitting empty ever since.

All of the stores and their statuses are listed below. Keep coming back here for the newest developments, as more buyers emerge.

The latest updates:

February 25:
Four stores have been added to the list of rejected leases, including three that real estate developer OA Partners had been marketing for sale.

December 30:
Fresh & Easy has sold another store, this one in City of Industry, California, where Little Saigon Supermarket has made a $20,000 offer. Fresh & Easy has also moved to reject four more leases (see the full list of affected stores, under the heading “Rejected Leases”, below).

December 23:
CVS has made offers for five additional stores in California, adding to the eight it had already purchased (see the list below).

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December 2:
Only three stores were subject to a competitive auction this week. Several others were sold to a sole bidder, and still others were sold to their own landlords. Among the winning bidders were Safeway, Grocery Outlet and United Market (see the full list below). Real estate developer OA Partners purchased the designation rights for four stores, which means it will market the stores for sale and pay Fresh & Easy a percentage of the proceeds.

November 27:
Fresh & Easy has notified the bankruptcy court of its intention to reject – or walk away from – several dozen leases, giving up hope of selling them. It had already rejected the leases of dozens of other previously-closed stores. That means it will be up to the leaseholders to find new tenants, and Fresh & Easy is off the hook. See the full list of rejected leases below.

November 25:
Eight locations, including one of the recently-closed stores and seven previously-closed locations, have now been sold to CVS (see the list below).

November 19:
As it wound down operations, Fresh & Easy filed papers in bankruptcy court, seeing approval for a proposed auction process to dispose of its stores and raise some cash to help pay off its debts. The company plans to solicit bids until November 25th, ahead of an auction to be held on December 1st. After any potential objections are heard, Fresh & Easy hopes to finalize the sales on December 7th.

TO BE SOLD TO CVS:

AddressCityState
955 Catalina Blvd.San DiegoCA
16049 Baseline Ave.FontanaCA
11900 Balboa Blvd.Granada HillsCA
2260 E. Thompson Blvd.VenturaCA
375 32nd Ave.San FranciscoCA

 

SOLD TO CVS, APPROVED NOV. 25TH:

AddressCityState
336 N. MilpasSanta BarbaraCA
9665 Campo Rd.Spring ValleyCA *
691 3rd Ave.Chula VistaCA *
Panama Lane and Stine RoadBakersfieldCA *
Central & AdamsLos AngelesCA *
Lindero Canyon Rd & Kanan RdOak ParkCA *
Foothill Blvd & Vineyard AveRancho CucamongaCA *
40th Street and Camelback RoadPhoenixAZ *

* Stores closed prior to October bankruptcy
 

OTHER STORES AUCTIONED AND SOLD SO FAR:

AddressCityStateBuyer
21580 Valley Blvd.City of IndustryCALittle Saigon Supermarket
4211 Eagle Rock BlvdLos AngelesCACamden Holdings, LLC
3151 Harbor Blvd.Costa MesaCAJPN Mart, Inc. (Seiwa Market)
3300 Atlantic Ave.Long BeachCAMNG II, LP
1803 E. ChapmanOrangeCAGrocery Outlet
11100 Olive Dr.BakersfieldCAOA Partners, LLC
1489 Bird Ave.San JoseCASafeway
1750 E. Channel Islands Blvd.OxnardCAOA Partners, LLC
13301 Whittier Blvd.WhittierCAGrocery Outlet
8320 Firestone Blvd.DowneyCAGrocery Outlet
577 I StreetReedleyCAUnited Market
1180 N. Fair Oaks Ave.SunnyvaleCAGrocery Outlet
1340 E. 7th St.Long BeachCAGrocery Outlet
9026 E. Valley Blvd.RosemeadCAGrocery Outlet
6350 Foothill Blvd.TujungaCA *Galleria Market

* Stores closed prior to October bankruptcy
 

STORES BOUGHT BACK BY LEASEHOLDERS:

AddressCityStateBuyer
5805 West Ray Rd.ChandlerAZAuerbach Laguna Village LLC
2215 Huntington Dr.DuarteCAMeiloon Holdings, LLC
6755 Mira MesaSan DiegoCAPlaza Sorrento Partners, LLC
4150 N. First St.San JoseCASVF @ First San Jose Corp.
13207-B Gladstone Ave.SylmarCASylmar Plaza Shopping Center, Inc.
3335 S. Figueroa St.Los AngelesCAWilson University Gateway, LLC
2484 W. Victory Blvd.BurbankCAGAM Venture One, LLC
8650 W. Tropicana Ave.Las VegasNVEnduro, LLC
1101 S. MainFallbrookCAFallbrook Plaza LLC

 

PREVIOUSLY SOLD TO GROCERY OUTLET:

AddressCityState
1835 Newport Blvd.Costa MesaCA
15412 Goldenwest St.WestminsterCA
2001 Whittier Blvd.La HabraCA
6436 E. Spring St.Long BeachCA
355 N. Citrus Ave.AzusaCA
2175 W. Rosecrans Ave.ComptonCA
175 S. Mountain Ave.UplandCA
2275 S. Euclid Ave.OntarioCA

 

REJECTED LEASES:

AddressCityState
2201 Palos Verdes Dr. WestPalos Verdes EstatesCA
1640 Oceanside Blvd.OceansideCA
11200 Brimhall Rd.BakersfieldCA
8921 Washington Blvd.Pico RiveraCA
15230 Vanowen St.Los AngelesCA
1615 W. Verdugo Ave.BurbankCA
2475 Cherry Ave.Signal HillCA
8765 Trautwein Rd.RiversideCA
945 E VistawayVistaCA
4473 Alamo StreetSimi ValleyCA
2211 W. Esplanade Ave.San JacintoCA
205 N. Grand Ave.CovinaCA
9475 W. Desert Inn Rd.Las VegasNV
265 W. Centennial Pkwy.North Las VegasNV
7021 Hollywood Blvd.Los AngelesCA
450 The Promenade NLong BeachCA
2249 Las PosasCamarilloCA *
1126 Calimesa Blvd.CalimesaCA
467 E. Silverado Ranch Blvd.Las VegasNV
31049 Mission Blvd.HaywardCA
146 S. Main St.OrangeCA
4869 S. Bradley Rd.OrcuttCA
2340 S. Azusa Ave.West CovinaCA
30025 Date Palm Dr.Cathedral CityCA
12811 W. Sherman WayLos AngelesCA
4930 Paramount Blvd.LakewoodCA
7595 W. Vegas Dr.Las VegasNV
26640 Western AvenueLos AngelesCA *
5639 Centennial Center Blvd.Las VegasNV
8788 Navajo Rd.San DiegoCA
23719 Moulton PkwyLaguna HillsCA
4908 North River Rd.OceansideCA
1207 S. EuclidFullertonCA
144 W. Los Angeles Ave.MoorparkCA
44060 Margarita Rd.TemuculaCA
102 S. Sunrise WayPalm SpringsCA
9350 Lake Mead Blvd.Las VegasNV
2121 W. Main St.AlhambraCA
440 S. Anaheim Hills Rd.Anaheim HillsCA
1000 W. West Covina PkwyWest CovinaCA
8500 S. Eastern Ave.HendersonNV
33441 W. Yucalpa Blvd.YucalpaCA
1525 W. Imola Ave.NapaCA
28985 Golden LanternLaguna NiguelCA
655 W. Indian School Rd.PhoenixAZ
1788 S. La Cienega Blvd.Los AngelesCA
7919 E. Thomas Rd.ScottsdaleAZ
7812 N. 12th St.PhoenixAZ
12452 Valley View St.Garden GroveCA
10930 Rosecrans Ave.NorwalkCA
16100 Perris Blvd.Moreno ValleyCA *
649 Beck Ave.FairfieldCA *
9380 Warner Blvd.Fountain ValleyCA *
1321 S Grand Ave.GlendoraCA *
9720 Wintergardens Blvd.LakesideCA *
16617 Dove Canyon Rd.San DiegoCA *
5755 E. Charleston Blvd.Las VegasNV *
9093 W Union Hills Dr.PeoriaAZ *
22475 El Toro Rd.Lake ForestCA *
4131 Oceanside Blvd.OceansideCA *
630 S. Gaffney St.San PedroCA *
800 Pacific Coast Hwy.Seal BeachCA *
15630 Ventura Blvd.EncinoCA *
12th St and Bell RdPhoenixAZ *
48th St and Ray RdPhoenixAZ *
Scottsdale Rd and Shea BlvdScottsdaleAZ *
Foothill Blvd & Second AveArcadiaCA *
Stockdale Hwy & California AveBakersfieldCA *
Valley View & La PalmaBuena ParkCA *
Chino Hills Pkwy & Eucalyptus AveChino HillsCA *
Herndon and Fowler Aves.ClovisCA *
Ontario & RimpauCoronaCA *
Diablo Road and I-680DanvilleCA *
Cedar and NeesFresnoCA *
Shaw and West Aves.FresnoCA *
Hesperian Blvd & A St.HaywardCA *
Limonite Ave & Clay St.Jurupa ValleyCA *
Imperial & Santa GertrudesLa MiradaCA *
1009 North H St.LompocCA *
Wendy Dr & Old Conejo RdNewbury ParkCA *
Tampa Ave & Nordhoff StNorthridgeCA *
Rose Ave. & Gonzales RdOxnardCA *
California Blvd. & Lake AvePasadenaCA *
Rosewood Dr and Santa Rita RdPleasantonCA *
Arlington & MadisonRiversideCA *
Elmira Rd and Nut Tree RdVacavilleCA *
Telegraph Rd & Day RdVenturaCA *
1827 Ygnacio Valley Rd.Walnut CreekCA *
Alameda St & Florence AveWalnut ParkCA *
Tropicana and JonesLas VegasNV *
Centennial and SimmonsLas VegasNV *

* Stores closed prior to October bankruptcy
 

STORES STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE:

AddressCityState
2800 Wilshire Blvd.Santa MonicaCA *
1025 E Adams Blvd.Los AngelesCA *
580 N. RengstorffMountain ViewCA
1700-C Rosecrans Ave.Manhattan BeachCA
632 Lindero Canyon Rd.Oak ParkCA *
39530 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd.MurrietaCA
10725 W. Thomas Rd.AvondaleAZ
4588 S. Higley Rd.GilbertAZ
2758 South Crimson Rd.MesaAZ
4760 W. Cactus Ave.Clark CountyNV
3053 N. Jones Blvd.Las VegasNV
1537 S. Higley Rd.GilbertAZ
1960 W. Baseline Rd.PhoenixAZ
4036 Lone Tree WayAntiochCA
150 Cinnamon Dr.LemooreCA
3231 E. University Ave.San DiegoCA
2238 Broad St.San Luis ObispoCA
685 E. Bonita Ave.San DimasCA
21815 Hawthorne Blvd.TorranceCA
1660 W. Sunset Rd.HendersonNV
600 S. Green Valley Pkwy.HendersonNV
1400 S. Boulder Hwy.HendersonNV
7752 N. El Capitan WayLas VegasNV
Baseline and Kyrene RdsTempeAZ *
5410 Ygnacio Valley Rd.ConcordCA *
Pacific Coast Hwy & 8th StHermosa BeachCA *
Woodruff & SouthLakewoodCA *
Cabrillo Hwy. and Linda Mar BlvdPacificaCA *
Foothill Blvd & Day Creek BlvdRancho CucamongaCA *
Silver Avenue and Goettingen StreetSan FranciscoCA *
Foothill Blvd & Pali AveTujungaCA *
Ygnacio Valley Rd & San Carlos DrWalnut CreekCA *

* Stores closed prior to October bankruptcy
 

Photo by Fruitnet.com

3 Comments

  1. They should make a plant fitness in the eagle rock , Los angles one. Not a target. There’s already already one I need that area.

  2. Torrance location is now a Seiwa Japanese Market. The are open despite their website still saying coming soon. http://www.seiwamarket.com/

  3. Looks like every claimed store is in socal besides a couple in AZ

    Nobody wants us in norcal, but it does seem to be a hard market here. Love it if Sprouts opened a few more – seems about the right size

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