Shoppers walking by Echo Park’s Save-A-Lot market on Sunset Boulevard this week have been greeted by closed doors and papered over windows. It’s not clear what led to the sudden closure of the market, which shares a shopping center with a Walgreens drug store at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Echo Park Avenue. A letter from the property manager posted on a window said the locks had been changed after the market “ceased operating from the premises.” The closure comes a few months after the sight of barren store shelves before Thanksgiving prompted speculation that Save-A-Lot, a franchised outlet connected to a national chain, was about to close the Echo Park store. The shelves were eventually replenished and the store remained in business until this week.
The Eastsider has contacted Save-A-Lot and representatives of the property owner to find out more details.
The Echo Park Save-A-Lot opened in part of the building that was once home to Pioneer Market, which closed in 2004 after more than 60 years in business.