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Storecasting: Fresh & Easy in South LA

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Just after opening in Manhattan Beach, Fresh & Easy has broken ground on a store in South LA today. Per PR Newswire:

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market CEO Tim Mason today joined L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry and other local dignitaries in breaking ground on a new Fresh & Easy store that is part of a mixed-use development project at 1011 East Adams Boulevard in South L.A...The mixed-use project at 1011 East Adams will feature 80 apartments built on three levels above 19,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space fronting on both streets, bringing quality family housing and retail job opportunities to this underserved community.

The mixed-use project is slated for completion in 2010 and, per Curbed, the apartments "will range in size from 554 to a generous 1,103 square feet, including 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units. Thirty of the 80 units will offer 3 bedrooms, offering ample space for families..." Also of note: "Because of financing provided in part through federal low-income housing tax credits, the housing will be 100% affordable for residents earning from 35% to 45% of the Area Median Income (AMI) for Los Angeles County. Starting rents are expected to range from $497 to $887 per month depending on household income."
· Fresh & Easy Breaks Ground in South Los Angeles [PR Newswire]
· South LA Residents Getting Affordable Housing, Better Vegetables [Curbed]

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