The glass doors of the Echo Park Save A Lot have been shut tight since March when the discount market unexpectedly closed, leaving behind a store still stocked with unsold merchandise and abandoned equipment. On November 1, however, those doors will reopen when all the remaining items in the store – from unsold boxes of salsa and diapers to meat display cases and cash registers – will be put up for sale at auction “by order of landlord,” according to Van Horn Auctions. There was no mention of the Save A Lot van, used to transport customers, that was a common sight in the store’s Sunset Boulevard parking lot.
A spokesman for Fresh & Easy, the expanding grocery chain that was interested in the Echo Park market, said he had no updates to offer.
The Echo Park Save-A-Lot, located next to a Walgreens, operated in part of the building that was once home to Pioneer Market, which closed in 2004 after more than 60 years in business.