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Grocery Store Construction Underway at Site of Former OSH

Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | 2:15 pm

Construction of a new grocery store is well underway at the site of a former Orchard Supply Hardware location along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, but specifics about the plan, such as what store is moving in and when, remained unclear Wednesday.

The project sits on the former hardware store site at  3425 E. Colorado Blvd.

Plans filed with the city last year by KCB Pasadena Store, LLC, call for a 41,459-square-foot grocery store at the site, including off-site sales of alcoholic beverages.

But the name of the store to occupy the space, as well as a timeframe of when it may open, remained unclear. 

“At this time, we don’t know the name of the grocery store, and we won’t know until they request a business license or sign a permit,” city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said.

The planned hours of operation for the new businesses were 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week., according to a staff report prepared by the Pasadena Planning and Community Development Department drawn up in August, as the developer applied for a conditional use permit to allow the sale of alcohol.

“The proposed establishment would offer a range of typical grocery offerings, in addition to specialty items and related services,” the report said. “The store’s offerings will include fresh produce, prepackaged meats, packaged foods, dairy products, salad bar, and hot food offerings.”

The OSH store announced its closure in late-2018, after the parent company, Lowe’s, elected to close all stores in California, Oregon and Florida.

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