June 27, 2013
LAWT News Service
Following a major remodeling, Council President Herb Wesson was on hand to launch the celebration of the re-opening of the Ralphs Baldwin Hills Supermarket. Also attending the celebration was Congresswoman Maxine Waters and over 200 community residents.
The $18 million in renovations included a 21,000 square-foot expansion, bringing the total size of the market to 60,000 square feet. The major remodeling will accommodate a wider range of fresh, organic and natural meats, produce and seafood.
“Having quality grocery options in our community is important and I want to express my appreciation to Ralphs for this important commitment and investment in my Council District,” said Wesson. “Not only will this expanded market create more jobs, it will also encourage healthy living by providing a more fresh and organic food options. Everyone will reap the benefits.”
Based upon shopper’s requests and input, the remodeled and expanded store offers a full range of products and services, including a bakery with freshly baked breads and desserts, a full-service delicatessen and a floral department with blooming fresh flowers and plants.
The store will be served by a free shuttle that will run throughout the neighborhood, to and from the store on a regular basis.
The remodeled Baldwin Hills store employs approximately 150 full-time and part-time associates, including more than 40 newly hired associates from the surrounding community.
The celebration also included Ralphs’ presentation of a special donation of $7,500 to be shared by Dorsey High School, Audubon Middle School, and Baldwin Hills Elementary School.