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!

Take A Lap On The Grand Prix Track on Tuesday, April 1


Images by Leo Delati Photography

On Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is opening up its track to the public. The community is invited to walk, bike, roller skate or even push a stroller along the course where, just ten days later, the world’s best IndyCar drivers will scream through at over 180 mph.

“This free ‘Grand Prix-View’ is a great opportunity to get some exercise while experiencing up close the race track, which is usually reserved for some of the most elite race car drivers in the world.” — Mayor Bob Foster

You can travel at your own pace while checking out the tire tracks and other sights of one of the most famous street courses in the world. The Grand Prix-View will cover 1.5 miles of the course, and travel in the same direction as the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, which begins on April 11th and ends on April 13th.

“By opening up the track, we’re showcasing our vibrant Downtown and providing a great experience to the community.” — Second district Councilwoman Suja Lowenthal

Note: No motorized vehicles nor non-service animals are permitted on the course.

There are two entrance points for accessing the track:

Ocean Boulevard and Hart Place
Ocean Boulevard and Collins Way

Parking is available for a fee at the Terrace Parking Structure. For more information, contact the Long Beach Parks Department at (562) 570-3150.