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Real Estate: Construction at Mountain View Shopping Center in Clovis raises questions

Update: I don’t think I’ve ever gotten so much flack for not including the cross streets of a construction project. My apologies. The Mountain View Shopping Center is located at Shaw and Fowler avenues. There, you’ve got it.

It wasn’t a problem of needing to be more accurate in my reporting as someone suggested below. The story is accurate. I just forgot to add the exact location.

Original: Construction crews are busy renovating the Mountain View Shopping Center in Clovis where Albertson’s grocery store once called home.

Curious residents and motorists have called the newsroom asking about what’s going in there. Here’s the scoop: :

  • Walmart Neighborhood Market, a small-scale grocery store, will move into the Albertson’s space becoming the center’s anchor tenant. Albertson’s was one of 37 Northern California stores that the Idaho-based company closed in 2006. The chain was later sold to Save Mart Supermarkets.

The Clovis store will be Walmart’s third neighborhood market in the central San Joaquin Valley. The retail giant opened a store in Visalia in March and two months later opened it’s second Valley store on the southwest corner of Willow and Herndon avenues in Fresno. But don’t confuse the Fresno store with the new Walmart Supercenter just two miles east in Clovis, near Highway 168.

A fourth neighborhood market is planned on the old Cedar Lanes Bowling Center property in central Fresno. Click here to read Bethany Clough’s story about the local neighborhood markets.

  • American Tire Depot will take over the empty Boston Market building in front of the shopping center, next to the Chevron gas station. The owners also plan to expand the space to accommodate tire installation equipment, service repair space and tire storage, according to city planning documents.
  • True Value Hardware is also moving in. The store is going into the old Walgreens drug store next to American Tire.

That’s it for now, but Shawn Miller, the city’s business development manager said more could be on the horizon.

“With two major anchors, you’ll see a lot more action in that center,” Miller said.

Responses

Bob Taul says:

Oh yes i remeber that old Boston Market building in front of the shopping center right next to the Chevron Station. Can you be more accurate with your reporting? Where is this place??????

BoNhia Lee says:

I merely forgot to add the location which is at Shaw and Fowler avenues. Accuracy is not the problem.

fresnobites says:

Hey Bob if you Google search Clovis Mountain View Shopping Center you’ll be amazed that it comes back as the first result on the map. Give BoNhia a break. Holy cow.

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