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Big Lots among new stores set to open in Lompoc

Tony Almanza / KEYT

LOMPOC, Calif.- The city says a Smart & Final will be coming to the Palm Square Shopping Center late next year.

Big Lots recently opened up at the Palm Square Shopping Center and it's proven to be very popular so far.

“The Palm Square Shopping Center has really seen a refresh. They're coming in there and redoing the parking lot and landscaping. And that will be a really nice revitalization of that shopping center," said Brian Halvorson City of Lompoc Planning Manager.

Residents are excited about the new retailers because it means fewer trips out of town.

“We need more stores in Lompoc, we need more things here. We're tired of driving there's a lot of us who don't want to keep driving all the time. And now that we had this shock of the gas prices, it's better for us," said Anita Macias a Lompoc resident.

Additional stores include an Old Navy that is currently under review with the city's building division. If approved it will open up between the Boot Barn and Aldi at the shopping center on North H street.

“We are seeing a lot of new development along H Street, which is Highway 1. We're seeing new coffee shops go in. Recently, Dutch Brothers went in on H Street. We have a Human Bean that also should be coming soon on H Street. And then more recently, Smart & Final is going to be building a new 27,000 square foot retail building," said Brian Halvorson.

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