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Echo Park May Be Losing Its Asian Grocery Store

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Mom-and-pop businesses in Echo Park are increasingly being forced to close to make way for hip and trendy developments. Echo Park's Asian market A-1 Grocery Warehouse, is one of those places that could be nearing its end soon.

The Eastsider reports that the parcel of land that holds the grocery store on Sunset Boulevard, along with other adjacent businesses (like a shuttered market and a former Chinese BBQ joint), is up for sale, according to LoopNet. The listing says that they're selling off a massive 36,044 square feet of land, and that "all buildings can be delivered vacant upon close of escrow."

A-1 Grocery Warehouse is a one-stop neighborhood market for Asian food items like eggroll wrappers, durian and live crabs. It's just down the street from popular bars like Little Joy, the Short Stop and Sunset Beer, so it's primo commercial real estate.

And as with all the other new developments hitting Los Angeles neighborhoods, the listing suggests this parcel of land could be used as mixed-use development, with condos or apartments on top and retail stores on the ground floor.