The La Mirada Blog has learned that The Market by Superior, located at 12721 Valley View Avenue at Imperial Highway, is closing its doors at the end of June.

Superior Grocers is one of the largest independently-owned chains of grocery stores in Southern California, beginning its operations in 1981 with one store in Covina at a former Smith's (Food King) location.

It now operates 45 stores throughout Southern California and employs nearly 4,500 associates.

Indicators suggest that the landlord and Superior were unable to come to an agreement on rent.

The building was originally constructed as a Vons in 1969.

NEW: This is a fluid situation, we have new information coming in about a possible new leaser for the building. We are checking our sources.

55-year location timeline:

1969 Vons opens

March 26, 2010 Vons closes

mid-2010 Bestway opens

Aug. 29, 2013 Bestway closes

Sept. 28, 2013 Superior opens

July 2020 The Market by Superior opens (new banner)

June/July 2024 The Market by Superior planned for closure.