Ralph’s Returns to Downtown in June

This news is a few days old, but in case you missed it Ralph’s has finally announced a summer return to downtown:

Nearly 50 years after Ralphs supermarket left Downtown, the grocery chain plans to make its long-awaited return in June, project and city officials announced last week.

The new venture is a homecoming of sorts for the chain, which launched in 1873 a few blocks away at Sixth and Spring streets. The last Ralphs in the Downtown area shut down in 1947.

The new, “upscale” Ralph’s location in South Park is scheduled to open in June. Of course, it was supposed to open three years ago, but who’s counting.