Former Glassell Park discount store prepares for new tenants

The former Shims discount store awaits new tenants

The former Shims discount store awaits new tenants

Storefront Report GLASSELL PARK — It’s been almost two years since Shims Bargain Center on San Fernando Road near Fletcher Drive closed after serving neighborhood bargain hunters for about two decades. After sitting vacant since Shim’s closure, the 11,600-square retail space has now been gutted and building permits have been pulled to renovate the strip center at the busy intersection for new tenants. Is this going to be one of those Starbucks-Jamba Juice combos? Nope. Think Slurpees and auto parts.

According to employees at neighboring business, a new 7-Eleven will be moving as will an Auto Zone, which has an outlet across the street. An Auto Zone employee said he was told the new store was going to open soon but did not know when. Meanwhile, a 7-Eleven representative had been scheduled to speak before last month’s Glassell Park Neighborhood Council.



  1. Barf.
    We need neither of these at that corner. Fresh, healthy food, not packaged processed good. So depressing.

  2. so pissed. was hoping for something better. agreed. i would even take a 99 cents store over a 9-11.


  3. Fletcher and San Fernando is such an awkward intersection. Don’t know if anything useful would thrive.

  4. Guys wants needed is for a neighborhood organization to go out and recruit firms you want to come in. This is what Beverly Hills does, they have people who scout designers and vendors they want for the city.

  5. Maybe a dollar tree something different than a 7-eleven auto zone is already across the street and the gasoline station sells drinks already so its no points in having one

  6. Look at the top right hand corner in the white space the Vandecamp sign lights are still there but broken. I called Councilmember Mitch’s office to see if they would get it saved. But I guess they didn’t care.

    It used to be Vandecamp’s before coming the Hughes Market.

  7. It is hard to compete with SuperKing, Ralphs and Vons and traderjoe’s in the area.

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