Famima!! is a chain of small upscale convenience stores owned by FamilyMart stores of Japan. Founded on September 17, 2004, the stores bring the Japanese model of premium convenience stores targeting the middle and upper level income group of 21 – 41 years of age to the United States. Famima Corporation is currently testing stores on the American consumer segment in Southern California. The company had plans for 30 test stores with 220 additional stores by 2009. However, the company's contraction came as quickly as its expansion and has closed many of the original test sites. There were nine active locations as of July 2010 according to the company's website.
A Famima!! store appears in the background in the 2010 film Inception.
All locations are in the Greater Los Angeles area.
- Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles
- Downtown Los Angeles
- Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica
- Hollywood Plaza on Hollywood Blvd. (near Hollywood and Highland)(Closed March 2011)
- Culver Center in Culver City (Venice Boulevard at Overland Ave)(24hrs location. closed in October 2011)
- Arcadia - Santa Anita Ave and Live Oak Ave (24hrs location. closed in October 2009)
- Fountain Valley - Bushard St. and Warner Ave (24hrs location, closed December 6, 2009)
- Glendale (closed - date unknown)
- 8th & Figueroa (closed - date unknown)
- Lakewood - Downey and South Street (24hrs location, closed)
- Long Beach
- 2nd Street in Belmont Shore (closed as of March 1, 2008)
- Los Coyotes Diagonal (closed as of March 1, 2008)
- Torrance (closed as of May 30, 2008)
- West Hollywood (closed as of February 1, 2009)
- Santa Anita Mall in Arcadia (closed as of May 2013)
- Official website
- Andrea Gardner, More than convenient, it's Famima!!, Marketplace (radio program), May 29, 2006
- Jonathan Gold, All in the Famima!! -- A new convenience-store empire is among us, LA Weekly, September 20, 2006
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