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Bristol Farms announced that it will open a new store in Santa Monica in mid-summer 2013, on Wilshire Blvd. there.

“Our new Santa Monica location will be the perfect addition to the Bristol Farms family of stores.  The store site is a former grocery store location that was closed in late 2012.  The extraordinary neighborhood and surrounding community will be an exceptional fit for a high quality fresh food store like Bristol Farms,” said Kevin Davis, president/CEO of Bristol Farms.

In November 2010, Supervalu sold the then-14 store Bristol Farms division in Southern California to a partnership made up of Davis, the division’s management team, and Endeavour Capital, an investment firm experienced in grocery and retail businesses.
KC's View:
Good to see a company like Bristol Farms growing ... I always thought that being part of the Supervalu business was an utter mismatch, and now it has the freedom to do what it does best, and expand its footprint.