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You ask, we answer: Is safety an issue around Alhambra Place? What's next for the plaza?

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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4 thoughts on “You ask, we answer: Is safety an issue around Alhambra Place? What's next for the plaza?”

  1. I agree with Joshua, higher-end stores would be great, esp. a bookstore such as B&N, perhaps a Michael’s since the Pasadena Michael’s is such a dump. A Zara and a good shoe store would be nice.

  2. I agree with Joshua, higher-end stores would be great, esp. a bookstore such as B&N, perhaps a Michael’s since the Pasadena Michael’s is such a dump. A Zara and a good shoe store would be nice.

  3. Too much potential for tax revenue to just destroy.

    Just need the right opportunity.

  4. I say either get some actual brand name stores to set up shop there, so we can have a lot of high end retail like they do up in Old Town Pas, or just demolish the whole thing and build another community park. It does feel like wasted space just sitting there year round.

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