Neighborhood Changers: Rich People Slumming It At Ralphs?: This would seem to make…

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This would seem to make sense since everyone--rich or poor--is changing their spending habits. Via the Garment & Citizen, word that perhaps upscale shoppers are flocking to Ralphs rather than Gelson's or Whole Foods. Via the paper: "A tipster says there have been more shoppers than usual at the Downtown Ralphs and other relatively upscale grocers around the 1st & 15th of each month lately—and smaller turnouts in between. Could be an indication that the upper crust is feeling the economic downturn enough to time their grocery runs around bi-weekly paydays—a standard pattern in blue-collar neighborhoods in good times and bad…" Clearly, another video--to study the perhaps-changing Ralphs demographic--is in order. [Garment & Citizen]For more stories from Curbed LA, go to

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