AutoZone buys empty building

The building was previously occupied by Hollywood Video, Quizno’s and Morningstar cafe. Michael Martz and Pamela Scott of Hayes Commercial Group represented the seller in the transaction, and Trampis Chandler of Commercial West Associates represented the buyer.

According to Lewis, the business is currently in the permitting process and is working on signage and look of the building with the city

“We feel this property is a great opportunity for AutoZone because it offers great signage and visibility of El Camino Real and easy access from the freeway,” Scott said.

“Netflix and on-demand movies have changed the need for brick-and-mortar video stores,” Martz added. “We are excited that we were able to quickly reposition the property and find a great long-term retail concept like AutoZone.”

Lewis said the business should be open in the near future.

“They are just starting the de-construction phase this week,” Community Development Director Warren France said.