I must admit, I too have jumped on the closeout store bandwagon. How do you avoid it? Closeout stores are everywhere on Cesar Chavez. I blame my mom, an avid closeout store shopper who resorts to these stores mainly because they’re cheap and they’re walking distance (which gives her more of a reason to put off learning how to drive). One thing I’ve learned from my mom is you always go to Peter’s Store before you go to any other closeout store. If I ever break her rule, she says, “Ay, Pedro lo tiene mas barato,” as if she knew his inventory. But although Peter’s Store is the most popular closeout store in Boyle Heights, it’s on the verge of closing, and this time, it’s not the economy’s fault.
Peter says he’s not sure how much longer his store will remain open. But the pressure of having his business shut down helped him out in the long run. Soon, he’ll be opening another store in East L.A., and my mom’s searching for bus routes right now…. no te digo?
2617 Cesar E. Chavez Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90033
4529 Whittier Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90023