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April Community Watch Meeting is Set for Sunday, April 13th


The next Community Watch meeting is set for this Sunday, April 13th, at 4:00p. This month we’ll be meeting at the Universal Mind Science Church, which is located at 3212 East 8th St. We’ll be discussing upcoming plans for National Night Out, which will be happening later in the year, as well as block watch activities. To learn more, contact RPNA’s Community Watch liaison Rachel de Jong at

Big Saver Foods Will Have its Grand Opening on Wed, April 16th


Image courtesy Peltrossi & Associates, Inc.

After a nearly two-year wait, the doors at 2300 E. 7th Street are set to reopen. Where Big Lots most recently had been retailing discount goods, our neighborhood is set to get a grocery store—and a handsome one at that—whose owner, Uka Solanki, has done a marvelous job working with neighborhood advocates and the City Planning Department in renovating the building in a historically minded and aesthetically pleasing way.

The Grand Opening is set for 8:00a on Wednesday, April 16th.

Thanks goes to the many folks at Big Saver Foods, Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal and her office staff, the City Planning Department, and the many community advocates from around the area who pressed for the changes we see manifest today. Thank you all!