Will not miss Vons

Dear Editor:I have been a resident of Downey and a shopper at the Downey Vons for about 24 years. Lately, it did not take long for the average person to see that there was about to be a drastic change in the store. As a shopper, the prices were not in line with other stores in the area and the parking lot was never really improved; it was tight parking spaces and always crowded. The main thing I saw and felt was that the store's interior was declining. It was dark, dreary, needed painting, new lighting, the aisles were too small and in no comparison to other Downey-area supermarkets such as Ralph's, Albertsons's and Stater Bros. These stores are beautiful, a tribute to the city of Downey. This showed me that the Vons company did not care about the community. In the ensuing years they did nothing to improve the experience of shopping there. Goodbye, Vons. -- Vince Diaz, Downey

********** Published: November 11, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 30