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NewsCommunityLucky grocery store in Milpitas will be closing on January 13

Lucky grocery store in Milpitas will be closing on January 13

At the Lucky grocery store, located at 1350 S. Park Victoria in Milpitas, many of the shelves are already empty. 

Reason being, in exactly one week, the supermarket will be closing for good. 

But customers are still coming in to shop for their groceries, even with less of a selection to choose from. 

The Lucky store has been at this Parktown Plaza location, at the corner of Landess, since 1969. Back in the day, it was one of the first stores to open in the plaza, along with Thrifty Drug Store and a TG&Y, both of which eventually went out of business. 

Many of Lucky’s customers are regulars who have come to depend on the store’s convenient location over the decades…

“It’s kinda sad. I’ve heard so many customers say they live around the corner and it was convenient for them,” said one Lucky employee in an interview with The Beat. “People say they’ve been shopping here for 30 years.”  

 

Empty shelves at the Lucky in Milpitas.

 

Dan Murphy, who has served as the store’s manager for the past seven years, said that the supermarket’s 40 employees will all be moving on to work at various other Lucky stores throughout the Santa Clara County area. 

The store’s lease expires on January 31, and the company chose not to renew it. Profitability at the Milpitas store was low compared to other stores in surrounding areas.  

The Beat will provide updates once we find out what will occupy the space Lucky’s leaving behind.

 

 



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Rhoda Shapiro
Rhoda Shapiro is the winner of a 2022 Golden Quill Award for her Education journalism. She works as a journalist and media consultant in the Bay Area. She has written for both the Tri-City Voice and the Mercury News, and is the founder of Chi Media Company, which works mostly with nonprofit organizations and educational entities to elevate their marketing and communication platforms. Rhoda is also the author of “Fierce Woman: Wake up your Badass Self.” Her YouTube channel features practices in yoga, meditation, and women’s empowerment. Rhoda is The Milpitas Beat’s Founder and Editor-in-Chief.

3 COMMENTS

  1. That will leave three empty big box spaces (including the store by Target) plus one never-occupied building in the parking lot.

  2. Ever since the Reagan administration, the anti-monopoly laws on the books have rarely been enforced. Thus, most industries are dominated by a handful of companies which suppress competition. Losing this market is just another sign that unregulated capitalism hurts people while concentrating power and wealth for the morbidly rich. Apparently, the Biden administration is starting to prevent further concentration, but it may be too late.

    • I’ve seen your bizarre misguided diatribes here, and all over nextdoor. I and others consider you the classic leftist nincompoop bot.

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