ALDI, T.J. Maxx could fill reborn shopping center
The shopping center on East Huntington Drive that once housed Albertsons is about to get a makeover. ALDI Supermarket, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods could be coming to Monrovia, according to City Manager Oliver Chi.
The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon in Chi’s weekly newsletter. No opening date for the reborn site at 725 E. Huntington Drive has been set.
“In a bit of exciting news, this past week, the city received confirmation that ALDI Supermarket, TJ Maxx / HomeGoods are tentatively set to repopulate the former Albertsons Shopping Center,” Chi wrote. “The redevelopment of the site has been a long time coming, and our Community Development Department staff has been working very hard and very closely with the shopping center’s new ownership group to facilitate the reestablishment of the property.”
The new center will be branded “Monrovia Landing” officials said. The developer has agreed to preserve the plane mural on the building.
ALDI already has initial city approvals for a Conditional Use Permit necessary to allow beer and wine sales at the location.
City officials said the existing Michaels store will move next to O’Reilly Auto Parts. An additional 2,300 square feet will be added to the west of the facility to give O’Reilly a larger facade.
“It is important to note that to date only a soft demolition permit has been issued,” Chi wrote. “The Warner Pacific development team has been a noncommittal regarding construction timeframes/opening dates, however now that the tenant mix has been finalized, staff expects that we should be receiving some concrete dates in the near future.”