What’s going into an empty Albertsons on Huntington Drive in Monrovia – California News

What’s going into an empty Albertsons on Huntington Drive in Monrovia – California News

MONROVIA >> A grocery store and furnishing/department store combo is set to arrive at a Monrovia shopping center on Huntington Drive later this year.

Construction at the former Albertsons location is underway to welcome a joint HomeGoods and TJ Maxx store by late October, and an Aldi grocery store in late December.

• Video: The developer explains the plans

Brothers John and Michael Odell with Warner Pacific Properties purchased the retail space, called Monrovia Landing, in 2015.

They own about 100,000 square feet of the main building of the Shamrock Center, the entire lot at Shamrock and Huntington Drive, and the 24 Hour Fitness, Yoshinoya and Taco Bell.

Church’s Chicken and the commercial building adjacent to the restaurant is not part of the Shamrock Center.

The building that includes the space the Odells own is called the Monrovia Landing, which includes an O’Reilly Auto Parts store and Michael’s, at opposite ends.

Aldi will take up just over 24,000 square feet of the center of the Landing, while HomeGoods and TJ Maxx will take up about 43,000 square feet combined.

• Photos: Construction in Monrovia

The developer and the city are working on leasing the final spaces and working out the last details over the next several months.

“This is something we’ve been focused on for the last couple of years,” Monrovia City Manager Oliver Chi about getting the retail space filled.

“We’re really fortunate that we don’t have a lot of retail vacancy right now,” he added.

Although the storefronts will be new, the developer is keeping a key component that pays homage to the city’s past. The mural of a red…

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