Highland Park corner stores up for grabs

Located in midst of residential neighborhoods, the cramped but convenient corner grocery stores and tienditas of Highland Park  serve as a handy places to pick up everything from meat and groceries to beer and Lotto tickets. Now, three of these neighborhood storefronts are up for sale or lease. If you ever wanted to run your own corner store, or a corner yoga or kick boxing studio, here are the details on these Highland Park spots:

The wedge-shaped home of Paola Market at Aldama Street and Irvington Place is currently up for sale for $220,000, which includes the 1,800-square-foot building and business and, one would assume, a large and distinctive blade sign that hangs along one side of the building.  “Great opportunity to own your own building to do business,” says the LoopNet listing. “Building and business is up for sale. Currently a market with beer and wine [Alcohol Beverage Control] license.”

Over on Avenue 50 at El Paso Drive, the 1926 building that houses the Star Liquor Market and carneceria has been put on the market for $985,000, according to LoopNet (the sale includes only the building; not the business).  While the business is not for sale, the listing does promote the property as a “potential investor/owner & user opportunity.”   The  nearly 4,00-square-foot building, which is topped by a band of red-clay, shingled tiles and decorative urns, is ” located just minutes from Occidental College,” says the listing.

Not interested in buying a corner store? How about renting a portion?  About 1,600-square-feet of space is being subleased at the Monte Mart Market at the corner of Avenue 50 and Monte Vista. The space is being leased out at $18-square-foot annually, according to the listing.  ” Good for Clothing store Fitness center , Art studio , Kick boxing or TaekwonDo,” said the listing.

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