A New Fresh & Easy Coming To South Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES  (CBS) —  Construction began Thursday on a Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in South Los Angeles, where residents have long complained of a lack of grocery stores and sit-down restaurants amid an over-concentration of fast-food eateries.

Fresh & Easy will be part of a 45,000-square-foot commercial office and retail center — to be called West Angeles Plaza — on the corner of Crenshaw and Jefferson Boulevards, across the street from the West Angeles Church.

Fresh & Easy opened its first South Los Angeles store, located at Central Avenue and Adams Boulevard, almost a year ago.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other local officials attended today’s groundbreaking alongside Fresh & Easy Vice President Mary Kasper, who said the store will be staffed with 20 to 30 employees.

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