Just Another Day In SouthLA
As Henry Porter walked down the brightly polished aisles of the new Food 4 Less market in Athens, he glanced at the fresh red and green apples stacked neatly in a row, the mists of water refreshing the vegetables and sighed in disbelief.
“It is so good to see this come into the community,” said Porter, the unofficial “mayor” of the unincorporated area. “It’s important for the jobs, for the good food and just to have a beautiful store. I am just elated.”
After several months of construction, the new, 80,515 square-foot supermarket opened its doors, welcoming shoppers to a new bakery, meat and seafood counters, deli and much more. The old Food 4 Less, which was located next door, was showing its age, with cracked linoleum, cramped spaces and offered customers little variety with regard to produce and fresh meats.