North Pasadena Vons May Close

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by pseudo3d » January 10th, 2018, 11:15 pm

It says that the Vons was open in 1971 originally, but it looks like it may have started something else even earlier.

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by SoCalShopper1023 » January 11th, 2018, 4:49 pm

Stater Bros officially announced they're taking over the lease and open a store on the site.

I've never been inside a Stater Bros before, looking forward to the new store.

http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/stater- ... lgEHahKvcs

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by SamSpade » January 11th, 2018, 5:14 pm

SoCalShopper1023 wrote:
January 11th, 2018, 4:49 pm
I've never been inside a Stater Bros before, looking forward to the new store.
Here's a recently opened Stater in a former Ralph's. I would think it would be similar (the other store is a little larger):
Yelp: Stater Bros Riverside
Google Maps: Stater Bros Riverside

There is a nearby Sprouts in the same center. Apparently enough grocery demand for all!

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by klkla » January 11th, 2018, 6:01 pm

So, Vons said they wanted to keep the store open but the property owner wanted Stater Bros instead. I wonder why they rejected Vons?

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by SamSpade » January 11th, 2018, 10:22 pm

SoCalShopper1023 wrote:
May 28th, 2017, 10:01 pm
The neighborhood in which that store is located is predominantly Armenian/Middle Eastern. Maybe the landlord wants to lease that building to an ethnic grocer that caters to the Armenian community like Jons Marketplace (all they have to do is replace the "V" with a "J" in the signage :lol: ) or a Super King Market.

Similar to what happened with the former Alhambra Ralphs that became an 99 Ranch Market, and the soon to be Vallarta former Vons or Fair Oaks.
I would think with its smaller company size and local footprint, Stater could potentially do just that.

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by J-Man » January 12th, 2018, 2:36 pm

So that will be Stater Bros. westernmost store (at least in the San Gabriel Valley), right? Currently they only go as far as the Azusa/Glendora border.

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by klkla » January 12th, 2018, 3:32 pm

J-Man wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 2:36 pm
So that will be Stater Bros. westernmost store (at least in the San Gabriel Valley), right? Currently they only go as far as the Azusa/Glendora border.
As far as the San Gabriel Valley goes the current westernmost store is West Covina.

As far was westernmost in general I think it would be Simi Valley.

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by klkla » January 12th, 2018, 4:11 pm

SoCalShopper1023 wrote:
May 28th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Maybe the landlord wants to lease that building to an ethnic grocer that caters to the Armenian community like Jons Marketplace (all they have to do is replace the "V" with a "J" in the signage :lol: )
A lot of their early stores did exactly that (Although they're changed the logo since):

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.1922198 ... 312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@34.0690097 ... 384!8i8192

This one still has original logo.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.057661, ... 384!8i8192

This one still has original logo one the sign above the store.
https://www.google.com/maps/@34.2206652 ... 328!8i1664

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Re: North Pasadena Vons May Close

Post by storewanderer » January 13th, 2018, 12:01 pm

I think it is interesting at this point a landlord would favor Stater over Vons. I recall this happened with Ralphs a year or two ago as well...

Well, good for Stater. Customers will see price decreases and better service levels in the store. Maybe it is a win? Stater is the only conventional operator in SoCal who has store count gains in the past 5-10 years so they seem to do something (a lot) right, even if their stores aren't very exciting.

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