Gelson's to replace Vons in La Cañada shopping center

Gelson’s plans to take over a Vons grocery store in La Cañada Flintridge in the first quarter of next year, the company said Wednesday.

The premium supermarket chain is slated to take possession of the site on Foothill Boulevard in December, said Yvonne Manganaro, director of marketing for Gelson’s.

Fred Buss, a senior planner for La Cañada Flintridge, on Tuesday said the company had not approached the city yet regarding the plan.

The move comes after Gelson’s closed their Pasadena location in July. Manganaro said the company noticed that many of the store's customers were La Cañada residents.

Gelson’s has since been eyeing locations in the foothills, she said. “It will be a great opportunity to get back in the area.”

Details of the design of the new store are not yet available, as the supermarket chain still needs to review the site. 

-- Tiffany Kelly,

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