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Bristol Farms, the Albertsons-owned gourmet and specialty grocery store in Southern California, will open a 12th unit in the Westchester section of Los Angeles, located in between Los Angeles International Airport and upscale Marina del Rey.

The unit will be a 35,000 square foot Albertsons store that, according to Bristol Farms CEO Kevin Davis, will be extensively remodeled.

Davis tells the Daily Breeze that "we're completely demolishing the entire interior of the store and completely converting it to a Bristol Farms.” He says that "it will be our newest prototype. It will have all the bells and whistles of our other stores. With more space (than in other Bristol Farms stores) we will be able to expand on our fresh food and service offerings.” He also says that the store will have a full-service restaurant, seafood counter, bakery, deli, cheese counter and florist.

Interestingly, because Bristol Farms is independently operated despite its ownership by Albertsons, Davis says that his company had to buy the location just as it would from any other company.
KC's View:
Glad to see that Bristol Farms is alive and well and expanding.