Save-A-Lot will likely return to the Imperial Beach area at 1860 Coronado Ave. in late March, said company representative Chon Tomlin.
The store will be independently owned, she said.
Currently the closest Save-a-Lot can be found at 1315 3rd Ave. in Chula Vista.
Formerly Save-U-Foods, after the Imperial Beach Redevelopment Agency got rid of a Save-A-Lot near the corner of 9th Street and Palm Avenue to make way for a new shopping center in 2011, IB residents told IB Patch they were worried about where they could find cheap groceries.
An Albertsons at the same location was closed after nearly 20 years in the community last June.
The grocery store giant Supervalu sold Albertsons and other grocery store chains last month, according to the LA Times, but retained ownership of more than 1,000 Save-a-Lot locations nationwide.
Prior to the closure and sale, Albertsons laid off thousands of employees in California and Nevada.