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Fresh & Easy to Close 30 SoCal Grocery Stores Next Month

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Locals looking for affordable organic produce but don't have a Trader Joe's nearby will soon have to start scouting for a new neighborhood grocer, because Fresh & Easy is packing up a good chunk of its stores. Los Angeles Times reports that the El Segundo-based company is set to sell 30 Southern California markets that "do not meet the criteria of Fresh & Easy's model of modern convenience," according to spokesman Brendan Wonnacott.

See the full list of expected closures, which includes a favorite in Pasadena, here. Although an official closing date has yet to be released, Fresh & Easy employees are hinting at April 3rd.