Pioneer Cash & Carry arrives at Riverside, Inland’s first store for Indian grocery store – press enterprise
A specialty Indian grocery store expands in Riverside next year.
Pioneer Cash & Carry purchased a vacant 10,128 square foot storefront at 9185 Magnolia Ave. for $ 1,750,000. The grocery store will be next to a Family Dollar and a short walk to Donald Avenue from Stater Bros. Markets.
The family business Pioneer Cash & Carry was founded in 1982 and has two locations in the community of Little India in Artesia. The Riverside store will be the first Inland Empire store for owner Devraj Keray.
“When we first opened our doors all those years ago, we were passionate about filling the void for unique, fresh and quality ethnic foods in the local community,” the grocer’s website says.
The specialty grocer offers a variety of Indian and ethnic goods and a wide range of branded items shipped from India. The departments range from lentils, spices, rice and flour to coffee and tea, snacks and cookies. A bakery will make daily roti, pav and thepla (flat bread and rolls).
The real estate transaction was negotiated by Albert Lopez at Progressive Real Estate Partners.
hiring in Burlington
Discount retailer Burlington Stores is hiring at retail stores and warehouses across the Inland Empire.
The hiring is part of a larger effort by the company to add 20,000 employees to its payroll nationwide.
Positions in distribution centers include first and second shifts, full-time warehouse associates and supervisors. For stores, positions include cashiers, salespeople, supervisors and managers. Hourly wages will vary from minimum wage up to $ 22 for distribution center positions. Other incentives include flexible hours and a login bonus, although the company has not offered details.
Applicants must complete the online applications at BurlingtonStores.jobs. Filter by location to see available jobs.
Howard’s Updates Pandemic Protocols
Howard’s, the La Habra-based home appliance retailer, is updating its safety protocols in light of the pandemic, requiring all managers to be vaccinated by September 1 and the same for all staff by October 1.
Employees can choose not to be vaccinated for religious or medical reasons, but must undergo a COVID-19 test every two weeks, the company said.
“We have chosen to protect the health and safety of staff in our stores, distribution center and head office because we care deeply about protecting our staff and our buyers. It is important that our employees and customers feel safe in the office and in our stores, ”said John Riddle, CEO and President of Howard’s.
The retailer also provides free counseling for employees who are reluctant to get the vaccine, where they can voice concerns and ask questions. Meditation and yoga classes will also be offered.
“While many parts of the virus remain beyond our control, we are proud to make a significant contribution to helping our employees focus on their well-being,” Riddle added. “It’s one of the most important ways to take care of our business and our communities. “
Howard’s has 12 branches in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernadino and Riverside counties.
SB’s industrial facility sells for $ 21.5 million
Worldwide Material Handling, a manufacturer of wire mesh products for pallet racking, has purchased a new 135,287 square foot industrial facility in San Bernardino for $ 21.5 million, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
The building located at 549 E. Central Ave. was developed and sold by Hillwood Investment Properties, a division of Perot Co.
Tim Pimentel, Chuck Belden, Brice Larson and Kyle Kehner from the Inland Empire office of Cushman & Wakefield in Ontario represented WWMH. Bill Heim and Alex Heim with Lee & Associates represented Hillwood.
“Over the years, Worldwide Material Handling has grown in San Bernardino from its smaller 5,000 to 10,000 square foot buildings and quickly now to their new facility,” Pimentel said in a statement. “Like many businesses, WWMH has experienced growth due to the long-term e-commerce movement which has placed a high demand on industrial real estate regionally and nationally.”
WWMH’s new facility is located within Hillwood’s AllianceCalifornia, a 2,000-acre shopping and logistics center at the corner of Central and Valley View avenues.
Riverside building sells for $ 3.7 million
An 18,090 square foot industrial building located at 887 Marlborough Ave. at Riverside sold for $ 3.725 million, according to Avison Young.
Cody Lerner and Stan Nowak of Avison’s Inland Empire office represented the vendor, Riverside-based New Power Inc., which will lease the property for its solar panel business.
The unidentified buyer was represented by Berkshire Hathaway.
“The industrial property sector continues to experience a shortage of inventory which is creating historically high prices. We are delighted to have achieved the financial and operational objectives of our selling client by facilitating a sale and leaseback of the building, ”said Lerner.
Built in 2002 on 1.25 acres, the building was remodeled in 2017 and includes 50% office space, solar panels and a front door.
Tutoring at the mall
Family is All That Matters, an after-school tutoring program that combines mentoring and athletics for students ages 5-18, has opened at The Galleria at Tyler in Riverside.
The FIAT Group is a non-profit association. For more information, visit fiatmgroupinc.org.
People on the move
John Pierce has joined Laguna Beach-based McDonald Property Group, an industrial real estate development company, in a newly created position as senior vice president of development. Previously, he spent five years as Vice President of Development for Prologis and will now focus on all aspects of development including construction management, McDonald’s pending and new industrial development projects in the Inland Empire.
Seven-time esports tournament winner Julius Dimaranan, 17, who attended Arlington High School in Riverside, won a $ 1,500 scholarship from ViewSonic.
ViewSonic is a partner of the Riverside County Esports League and the Riverside County Office of Education. The $ 1,500 donation is part of a $ 25,000 commitment made by the company.
Dimaranan will use the money for classes at Riverside Community College before moving to UC Riverside or Cal Poly Pomona to study electrical engineering.
ViewSonic manufactures hardware and software for monitors, projectors, digital signage and interactive displays.
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