After a major fire burned down one of Torrance’s Big 5 Sporting Goods, a new business has announced it will be taking over the site.
The newest Starbucks will be built at 18308 Hawthorne Boulevard where Big 5 Sporting Goods used to be. Since the fire in December, the building has been fenced off.
City staff says the remnants of the building will be completely demolished before construction begins. The Big 5 store had been around for nearly 50 years.
The store used to be a clearance center for products. Store officials said that they were planning to close down the location eventually, but the fire sped up that process.
Torrance Fire officials say the fire was caused by an electrical issue.