Whole Foods has agreed to move into the Glendale Boulevard shopping center now occupied by Ralphs.
“At this time, we can confirm there is a commitment to occupy the 2520 Glendale Blvd location,” said company spokesperson Andi Dowda in an email. “However, timing and other exciting details about the store are not currently available.”
The high-end grocery store chain issued the statement after real estate agent Rob Kallick said on his Twitter feed that a deal had been finalized to bring Whole Foods to Silver Lake.
Rumors about Whole Foods and other changes at the Glendale Boulevard shopping center have been circulating for several months after many long-time tenants have closed up shop as the landlord had refused to renew leases.
Reports and rumors of Whole Foods moving into the Silver Lake area have popped up before. In fact, many residents were fooled into thinking the chain was moving into the area in 2011 when someone hung a banner on the fence of a former Circuit City store that said a Whole Foods was “Coming Soon.” That sign proved to be a fake.