Will Village Center’s Revival Help Make Stanton Great Again?
The Village Center shopping plaza in Stanton along Beach Boulevard stood for years as a tattered testament to the Great Recession’s fallout. Acapulco’s, the last remaining restaurant, shuttered two years ago leaving in its wake abandoned storefronts giving the place an eerie vibe reminiscent of the ghost town of Ambrose from House of Wax. In the meantime, blue banners hung from fenced-off enclosures ironically invited people to shop and dine in Stanton while trying to cover up the blighted sight.
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