TOPEKA, Kan.—Visitors to Hermosa Beach have a new option for everyday essentials and libations with a view of the ocean as Street Corner, a convenience chain with locations in 19 states, has opened a new location on The Strand, the Topeka, Kansas-based company announced.
In mid-February, Street Corner also launched a second area store a mixed-use office, retail and residential complex in Santa Clarita, along the Santa Clara River. The two new locations bring to 10 the number of Street Corner stores in California, which overtakes New Jersey as the chain’s most franchised state.
In addition to convenience-store staples, the 2,200 square foot, “urban superette”-style store in Hermosa Beach will feature a full-service Rare Earth Coffee bar with barista and, come March, wine, spirits and beer on tap on an outdoor patio.
“We’re very excited to open up in such a vibrant area as The Strand,” said Yaron Barami, store owner. “There’s always something happening here, people are always having fun, and we look forward to not just catering to their needs but giving them a quality experience every time they stop in, whether it’s for sunscreen, a sandwich, locally brewed coffee or a glass of burgundy while watching the sunset.”
Both the Hermosa Beach and Santa Clarita stores offer a variety of sundry items along with high-quality premade food items, including salads, sandwiches, wraps, diced fruit and soup. The Vista Canyon location, also an urban superette and measuring 1,953 square feet, will offer self-serve coffee and sell beer, wine and liquor as well as a wide selection of groceries.
Street Corner has 47 franchisee-owned stores in 19 states. Formats include Urban Market stores, mall stores and kiosks, Street Corner Express stores, and Street Corner with Gas. Seventy-three percent of Street Corner stores are minority-owned.