Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Albertson's Closing

We just got the news that Albertson's Monrovia on East Huntington Drive will be closing in February.  We've been following the news, so its not a complete surprise, but still we're sorry to see them leave Monrovia.

But, this isn't the first time that this shopping center lost it's major tenant.  Back in the last millennium, longtime Monrovia business Kmart closed, that was around 1996 or so.  Check out this old Polaroid.  

It brings back memories of Blue Light Specials and those amazing deep fried burritos at the cafeteria.  That was way before the term "chimichanga" came into vogue.  We'd better bid adieu before we get too nostalgic.