Stater Bros. will close stores in Fontana and Colton, both because of expired leases.
The Fontana store at 9954 Sierra Ave. is scheduled to close June 4, while the Colton store at 1904 N. Rancho Ave. will shut its doors June 18, said Jonatan Lieu, Stater Bros.’ spokesman.
No employees at either store were laid off, and all have been offered jobs at other stores, Lieu said.
The Fontana store is one of the oldest locations in the Stater Bros. chain, having opened there in 1954. The Colton store opened in 1979.
Details about the lease agreements at both stores were not disclosed.
San Bernardino-based Stater Bros. is the largest private employer headquartered in the Inland Empire, with 170 stores and approximately 18,000 employees throughout Southern California, according to the company’s website.