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.