FOR_16FeatureCompany Invites Blythe Business Leaders to a Pre- Opening Day Ribbon Cutting and Early Sneak Peek. Smart & Final is opening a new store on Wednesday (Dec. 3) and you’re invited tonight (Tuesday Dec. 2) to a pre-opening, ribbon cutting event. 5 p.m.  Doors Open; 6 p.m.  As Blythe is the gateway between California and Arizona, Smart & Final will bring its special blend of low prices and quick check outs to both your residents and those just passing through.  This new Smart & Final is an Extra! store meaning it will carry fresh produce and meat. Smart & Final is headquartered in SoCal and has deep roots in every community where it operates. The company is honoring its arrival in town with $2,500 donations each to Blythe Little League and Blythe Emergency Food Pantry. To celebrate, members of the Blythe Chamber of Commerce, City Council and the Mayor will join the new manager, Bill Toburen, and store associates in tonight’s ceremonial ribbon cutting.