Northgate Market to Transform Downtown Santa Ana Store Into Fancy Apartments
On a busy afternoon, a man loads boxes of strawberries and other produce into his truck after wheeling a shopping cart from Northgate Market in downtown Santa Ana. The small parking lot is mostly full and daytime shoppers roam the aisles inside. But that daily bustle may become a thing of the past. Within a few years, the longtime grocery store on the corner of Fourth and Mortimer Street is set to shutter. The Gonzalez family behind the Anaheim-based Mexican market chain wants to replace it with a residential mixed-use project with rental rates potentially too high for most of its own workers to be able to afford.
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