Just like everywhere else in America, it’s been hard for restaurants large and small in the Santa Clarita Valley to survive the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Newhall Refinery and King Kogy, once acclaimed as among the valley’s best places to dine, both closed within months of the first statewide lockdown orders last spring. Even supposedly invincible franchises like Round Table Pizza, PizzaRev, and Coco’s in nearby Valencia and Canyon Country have shuttered, at first temporarily, before quietly fading into oblivion. The legendary Saugus Cafe, the oldest restaurant in LA and a beloved breakfast spot that welcomed whistle-stop train tours
Kroger, the parent company of Ralphs and Food 4 Less, will soon shut down two of its stores in Long Beach in response to the city imposing a “hero pay” increase of $4 per hour for some grocery store workers.
The Ralphs at 3380 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal and the Food 4 Less at 2185 E. South St. are slated to close on April 17, the company said Monday.
In announcing the closure, Kroger cited a recently passed Long Beach City Council ordinance that mandated the hazard pay bump for at least 120 days amid the increased health risk to
LONG BEACH (CBSLA) – Kroger, the parent company of Ralphs and Food 4 Less, announced Monday that it will be closing two of its Long Beach stores following the passage of a law that hiked grocery store workers’ pay by $4 per hour.
Kroger reported that on April 17 it will be shutting down its Ralphs store at 3380 N. Los Coyotes Diagonal and its Food 4 Less store at 2185 E. South St.
“As a result of the City of Long Beach’s decision to pass an ordinance mandating extra pay for grocery workers, we have made the difficult