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Thursday, July 18, 2013 

Gelson's for SALE?

Say it ain't SOOOOOO!!!!
Looks like they already closed the Gelson's I used to shop at when I lived in the LaLa area...the one that Chef Curtis Stone loved to corner shoppers at.


Compton-based Arden Group operates 16 Gelson’s Markets in Southern California, in upscale areas like Marina Del Rey and Pacific Palisades. In a statement, Arden Group said it’s exploring “strategic alternatives, which may include a possible sale of the Company.” - KPCC

The 16-unit chain, headquartered in Encino, has developed a reputation for celebrity clientele and locates its stores in well-to-do areas such as Santa Barbara, Pacific Palisades and Newport Beach; certain ones feature red-carpet-quality service such as valet stands. The company is known for its pricey imported foods, specialty brands and sushi. Some stores host gelato bars and meat carving carts. While less upscale grocery chains such as Vons offer prepared-food counters licensed by Panda Express, Gelson's customers get celebrity chef-inspired meals from Wolfgang Puck Express. - Latte Times

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