DOWNEY - A Circle K convenience store received permission from the Planning Commission on Wednesday to open a store at 12000 Paraount Boulevard, just south of Stewart & Gray Road.The mini market will take over tenant space previously occupied by Sam's Hair Repair and a State Farm insurance agency. The Circle K will operate 24 hours a day and sell beer and liquor. Store owner Kashmir Singh operates four other Circle K stores in Anaheim and Fullerton. Responding to questions from planning commissioner Robert Kiefer, Singh said none of his stores have ever been cited for illegal alcohol sales to minors. In a report recommending the store's approval, city planners said the Circle K would "provide a convenience to people who live in the area and enjoy alcoholic beverages..." "It is staff's opinion that allowing alcohol sales at the subject site would serve the immediate area since markets of this size and type typically draw customers from the adjoining residential areas in comparison to larger markets that draw customers from the entier city," senior planner David Blumenthal wrote in a report to commissioners. The vote to approve the Circle K was 5-0.
********** Published: December 22, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 36