BRAWLEY — The Rio Vista Shopping Center here will soon undergo a slew of transformations as its owners add more shopping facilities to its grounds.
"We're basically building a brand new shopping center in Brawley," said Phil Heald, co-owner of the Rio Vista Shopping Center.
Heald called the renovations and transformations a "vast expansion of the services to the people of Brawley."
Vons, Rite Aid and Imperial Stores will all get new buildings, according to plans set by the landowners.
Rite Aid will build a new building on the grounds of the recently demolished Wells Fargo Bank in the southeast corner of the property.
Imperial Stores will move into and remodel the former Rite Aid building.
The Rio Vista Center owners have purchased the former Golden State Farms property directly west of the center. Using the newly acquired property, a new 55,000 square-foot building is set to be built for Vons at the extreme west corner of the center, replacing the building the store is leasing several blocks east on Main Street.