New businesses are opening in the shopping centers at 25th Street and Western Avenue in coastal San Pedro.
Here’s a look at recent developments:
South Shores Flowers and Gifts is opening on Sunday, June 1. The shop is located between Sorrento’s restaurant and the Village Pub in a space that a computer repair shop briefly occupied. It will hold a grand opening on Saturday, June 7.
Three-month-old Tobacco Leaf is holding a grand opening party on Friday, June 6. The shop specializes in cigars at discount prices and features an in-store cigar lounge.
It also carries a wide range of gifts and accessories. The grand opening party begins at 7 p.m. at 2470 S. Western Ave., Suite C, next to Starbucks and around the corner from Cox Communications (where Fantastic Sam’s used to be). Call (424) 772-6400 for more information.
Ship N Mail Express is under new management following the May 15 death of owner Creig Sharp. Sharp’s wife, Leyta Fuentes, is running the shop and maintaining the services and hours previously in effect. (Fuentes could not be reached for comment.)
Aloha Ice Cream and Coffee is “coming soon” to the former Billy Baker’s location between Chicago for Ribs and Hollywood Video.
A few doors down, the Remax real estate office has closed and relocated to the Terraces on Western Avenue.
The former Dick’s Hallmark in the Vons center is now Enchanted Eve Cards and Gifts, under new ownership.
Malaga Bank has opened in the former South Shores Hardware building across the parking lot from Vons.
Corporate has mailed a notice that the Vons remodel is almost done, but the shorter hours remain in effect for the time being.