QUESTION: "We are moving from Florida and are looking at properties in Alhambra near the Alhambra Shopping Center. I saw a 2012 article you published about the site being empty and not being developed. We like properties nearby but feel as though safety may be an issue with kids if the area is essentially undeveloped and empty. Any updates on what is going on with this shopping center?" –Tauseef Q.
ANSWER: Safety is not an issue in and around the mostly empty Alhambra Place shopping plaza on Main Street and Garfield Avenue, according to Sgt. Jerry Johnson from the Alhambra Police Department.
"There has been no specific increase in crime in the area since Mervyn’s closed, and we have not had any significant crime trends in the parking lot," he said.
The city is talking to prospective buyers for the plaza, said Scott Lee from the Planning Department, but there is no official deal or development regarding Alhambra Place at the moment.
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