New Bakers Square Shopping Center Revives Huntington Park West Neighborhood

Ground Broke a few weeks ago on the 30-acre, 220,000 square-foot "community shopping Center" to be anchored by a Brown's ShopRite supermarket.  The complex is expected to bring needed jobs, a boost to the local economy and a long overdue access to fresh produce to local residence.  The Bakers Square ShopRite will include an American Heritage Credit Union, a medical clinic and social services office.  The 460,000 square-foot Tasty Baking Production Factory building will be preserved, and redeveloped with retail, educational and institutional offices, and possibly a parking structure to hold about 350 cars.

Bakers Square will actively seek small mom-and-pop businesses and junior-box retailers and restaurants meant to serve the 167,000 people who live within two miles of the site.  The project will bring about 350 construction jobs, 700 permanent ones, once opened.  The store will also bring aisles of fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat and extensive international grocery offerings.

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