Latino market sits, a shell of its former plans

first_imgTresierras Supermarkets and the owner of the property did not return several calls seeking comment. Just a few minutes’ drive away from the empty building meant to house Tresierras, another Latino supermarket has been packing in the parking lot at Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road. The 38,000-square-foot Vallarta supermarket opened last month at the location, becoming the shopping center’s new anchor tenant. Juan Palos, who works at a laundry in the L-shaped strip mall where Tresierras was supposed to open, said he thinks Tresierras did not want to have its new store compete with Vallarta. “The Vallarta got more power, so the people they chose Vallarta is better,” he said in broken English. Tresierras Supermarkets is a family-run business that already has a location in Newhall, along with four other Southern California locations. After submitting its permit application in February 2006 to build the interior of the store, Tresierras got the permit application back from the city to make revisions, Read said. But the company never followed up, and the permit expired. The company can still re-apply for a permit, Read said. At a May 2005 groundbreaking for the full-service supermarket, the company said its new Santa Clarita location would open in November of that year. (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The building sits empty, a vacancy that has left a shopping center without its anchor tenant. The Tresierras supermarket at 23780 San Fernando Road was supposed to open in November 2005. But the nearly 30,000-square-foot building meant to house the Latino market is only an empty shell, with dirt for a floor. Tresierras submitted a permit application nearly a year ago to build out the interior of the store, according to city documents. But the company never followed up with needed revisions to the plan. “It expired without us actually issuing a permit,” said Bill Read, assistant building official with the city. “And at this stage in the game from what I can tell from all the records that we have, they simply stopped the process for whatever reason.” last_img read more

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