Wine tasting and restaurant in the work for Silver Lake-area Gelson’s

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Storefront ReportThe Gelson’s supermarket on the border of Los Feliz and Silver Lake is planning to build a new, in-store restaurant, tapas bar and offer tastings of wine and other alcoholic beverages.  Gelson’s move to allow customers to shop, sip and eat at the market comes as a new Whole Foods 365 store  opening about a mile away on Glendale Boulevard also plans to include a restaurant and tastings.

Gelson’s, which operates 18 markets across Southern California, currently sells beer and wine at the Hyperion Avenue store, which also has a take-out deli and prepared foods section.  But now the chain  has applies for city permission to build a 553-square-foot restaurant and  state licenses to allow for liquor to be served at the restaurant as well as for instructional tastings.   The firm has also applied for building permits to construct a new deli area, bakery, cheese kiosk and tapas bar.

The Eastsider has contacted Gelson’s for more details but the company has not responded.

If Gelson’s is allowed to hold wine and beer tastings, will the Trader Joe’s across the street follow suit?


  1. Whole Foods 360 or 365?

  2. I care nothing about Tapas or liquor service but if Gelson’s would deliver to my home they would have the majority of our grocery business! Eastsider, would you please discuss that possibility with them when they return your request?

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