Movietown Plaza is No More. Avalon is What’s Next…Trader Joe’s Back?

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The former location of Trader Joes at the Movietown Plaza located at the corner of Fuller Avenue and Santa Monica Blvd is now gone for good. UPDATE: Traders Joe’s has officially signed a lease to open a brand new store at this location.  Construction will start soon.  Huge project — expect traffic disruptions and added congestion along Santa Monica Blvd. Demolition crews finished cleaning out the final remnants of this 50’s era shopping centre that once housed a Boy’s Market (before Trader Joe’s) a Sav-on Pharmacy right next door and  the Yukon Mining Company Coffee Shop among other small businesses.. ..The question of the hour.. Is Trader Joe’s coming back?  Will they wait 2 years before they reopen in this area?  Now with the loss of their 3rd street and La Brea’s location overflow parking lot, we hear rumblings that they might be looking at space in some of the recently completed developments at La Brea and Santa Monica Bl or Fountain at La Brea… The same architects behind this project were responsible for the Caruso “8500” Development at the intersection of San Vicente and La Cienega Blvds (coincidently houses another Trader Joes) The plan is for 371 apartments to be built on the site with room for a 40,000 sq ft. market space and other retail.(Sprouts Market is going into the La Brea Gateway Development now under construction at La Brea/Willoughby) Project includes underground parking and will rise 5 stories tall over Santa Monica Blvd when finished… Here’s a look at what’s coming to the site in about 2 years or so…
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One comment on “Movietown Plaza is No More. Avalon is What’s Next…Trader Joe’s Back?
  1. PeterNB says:

    Hopefully this will not spill traffic into our area

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