After a decade of business, owners of Kress Market in Downtown Long Beach threw a farewell party on Pine Avenue on Sunday, their last day open.
The closure on May 31 comes after a two-year battle to save KH Market from being demolished as part of a larger redevelopment plan at the Anaheim Street shopping center.
The Pacific Theatres location adjacent to the Lakewood Center shopping mall will close down permanently—part of a companywide shutdown of more than 300 movie screens across California, officials announced today.
Rigoberto Ramirez Jr. said he can no longer run the business because he will be caring for his mother, who is still suffering after-effects from COVID-19.
While the coffee and tea shop is closing, the two owners are moving on to focus on a nonprofit they’ve founded to help military veterans and K9s transition from service-life to life as civilians.