Fresh & Easy has remained shy about its plans to open a Sunset Boulevard grocery store in Echo Park. However, in the background, contractors working for Fresh & Easy have been busy pulling building permits in preparation to start work on the former Save A Lot discount grocery next to the Echo Park Walgreens. Late last month, for example, a contractor applied to install a pair of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market wall signs as large as 16-feet wide, according to online city permit information. So, when does Fresh & Easy plan to open? The Eastsider has contacted the chain’s corporate office for details *.
The Echo Park Fresh & Easy, which operates about 200 stores with an emphasis on prepared foods and self-service check-out aisles, would operate out of the same building that was once home to Pioneer Market, which closed in 2004 after more than 60 years in business.
* Update: A company spokesman said Fresh & Easy is unable to share details at this time since it is still very early in the permitting process.