El Valu Food to replace Beach's Market

DOWNEY - After months of vacancy, the former Beach's Market site, located at 7900 Imperial Hwy, will soon welcome a new tenant.According to a large banner placed on the front of the building last week, the supermarket will reopen as El Valu Food in the coming months. Ron Beach, owner of the 4-acre lot on the southwest corner of Imperial Highway and Paramount Boulevard, was unavailable to comment on the new store development, but in an interview with the Patriot last year, Beach said he hoped to lease the facility to another grocery store as soon as possible. "We'll lease it to whoever's interested," said Beach last November. "We've had some interest so far, but nothing has been worked out yet." Beach's Market, established in the early 1950s as Downey Farm and Home Center, closed its doors last November, citing a sluggish economy and competitive business market.