Last call for Rite Aid on Crenshaw? Windsor Village hopes so

| June 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

HOMEOWNERS have filed a complaint with state Alcoholic Beverage Control against the Rite Aid at 959 Crenshaw Blvd.

“The Windsor Village Association (WVA) has for some time tried to work with Rite Aid about several issues without success, and we have reached a tipping point…” WVA President Barbara Pflaumer said.

“The sale of alcohol is extraordinarily problematic for the neighborhood,” added WVA board member Jeff Estow.

DRINKING on the grounds is a nuisance to neighbors.

Estow is the closest neighbor to the store, at 959 Crenshaw Blvd. He said he daily picks up empty bottles of beer, wine and vodka and other spirits he finds littered on the grounds of the pharmacy and store.

The homeowners association filed a complaint with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control, LA/Metro Central Office.

“ABC has assigned an agent to look into this concern. I am unable to comment further at this time,” said John Carr, ABC agency information officer. Listed under owner Thrifty Payless, the store’s next alcohol license renewal is June 30.

A senior real estate director with the Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid Corporation refused comment but said the matter has been turned over to the company’s legal and communication department, who did not get back to us by press time.

Landscape issues

CORNER at Olympic and Victoria has been a homeless camp.

The landscape is another point of contention with the neighborhood. The area includes a triangle of grass at the corner of Olympic and Victoria Ave. and another strip of land behind the parking lot on Victoria.

A homeless encampment has intermittently sprung up at the triangle median the past 1218 months, and while at the moment it has been disbanded, it has only exacerbated the issue, Estow added.

A 1998 agreement between the city and Rite-Aid called for the drug store and pharmacy to maintain the green space around their enterprise.

“They have not delivered on this promise,” Pflaumer said

WSA members have reached out to Councilwoman Nithya Raman and the District Four office for support.

“Windsor Village is a lovely neighborhood. We take real pride in our community, work diligently to maintain our friendly, clean and warm society of people.

“We have no objection to the presence of the Rite Aid, but we feel strongly that they need to honor their original agreement with us,” added Pflaumer.

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