Vons on La Tijera Blvd

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Vons on La Tijera Blvd

Post by steps » 05 Dec 2009 18:42

Hey Guys, what's the history behind this Vons? I know it's an original Vons and pretty run down. Here is a pic of how it looked back in the 1950's (which btw is a better look then the current one). It looks at some point the moved the door from under the glass windows to the wall to the right. The store doesn't contain a bakery or service deli, but it looks at one time it at least had a Van De Kamps bakery. Any further history on this store?

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Post by steps » 16 Jul 2010 18:44

Just passed by this VONS today and noticed the signage was taken down on both side of the store! Is the store closed for good getting a major remodel?
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Re: Vons on La Tijera Blvd

Post by Groceteria » 16 Jul 2010 21:52

Sad. That's one of my favorites. I'd hoped to get by there and take some pictures on a possible Christmas trip to LA.

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Re: Vons on La Tijera Blvd

Post by fxdgrnd » 12 Aug 2010 01:39

That store has been closed. There are no current plans for a Vons remodel. The 50's picture was very cool to see.

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Re: Vons on La Tijera Blvd

Post by Mepsione » 07 Sep 2019 20:08

This store, number twenty, was one of the original stores and its number is in sequence of its opening.

This used to be the second or third highest grossing store in the chain. It went downhill when large footprint stores like the Ralphs across Centinela opened and the new Ralphs on Sepulveda opened.

This store was remodeled in the mid 80’s with the Service liquor, HABA, and snack bar being removed and checkstands pushed up about 20 feet.

This store couldn’t compete with stores having bakery, pharmacy, floral, other outside departments.

This property had a long term lease or might even been owned.

I worked at the store for 14 years and the main problem they had was convincing the owner(s) of the back lot to sell. The property was bound in Probate.

Was also a weird layout with a tiny lot in front and very large lot in back. Entrances almost all in front.

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