By Karen Brainard
The vacant storefront in the Sun Valley Shopping Center on Main Street is finally going to get a tenant — 99¢ Only Stores®.
According to the company, opening date is set for Oct. 24.
Located next to Big 5 Sporting Goods, the 99¢ Only Store will occupy the 18,000 square feet of former grocery store space, said Bill Henigsman of TNT Electric Sign Inc.
Henigsman sought sign approval from the Ramona Design Review Board at its July 25 meeting.
Although he asked for 5-foot lettering for the sign, noting that the logo is more vertical than horizontal and the building is set back from the street, some board members said that size lettering was too large and not compliant with design review guidelines.
The board agreed to allow four-foot lettering.
Among items sold in 99¢ Only stores are home and seasonal products, frozen foods, produce and other groceries, pet care, and school, office and gardening supplies.
Former tenants of the space include Orchard’s Marketplace, Foodland and Sun Valley Market. Plans never materialized for a Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market in the shopping center.
A 99¢ Only Store is in Poway at the corner of Poway and Pomerado Roads.