Silver Lake shopping center turned into construction zone

 Hole punched through the former home of 20/20 VIdeo | Joanie Stevenson

Making way for the new | Joanie Stevenson

SILVER LAKE —   It seems there are more construction workers than shoppers these days at the Glendale Boulevard strip mall that was once housed  a Ralphs market. Much of the center has been torn up as the center gets a major makeover in preparation for the arrival of a Whole Foods’s 365 store, which will replace the Ralphs.

The center’s CVS pharmacy remains open. But watch your step in the parking lot out front, where giant holes have been dug into the ground. Meanwhile, in the back of the shopping center, crews have punched a hole in the wall  near the former location of the 20/20 video store. “It’s been 3-1/2 years since we locked the doors,” said former video store employee Joanie Stevenson, who snapped a photo of the construction.

Neighbors will be have to put up with a few more months of demolition, digging and construction. The new Whole Foods 365 store is not expected to open until next fall.

Watch your step | Jonathan Vandiveer

Watch your step | Jonathan Vandiveer

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  1. Oh Jesus here we go. Commence your whining, Silver Lake!

  2. Shouldn’t the giant holes in the parking lot be protected by something more than orange traffic posts and caution tape? I know B&S is busy, but common sense and insurance would certainly dictate construction fencing.

  3. They can put the Whole Foods into one of those holes.

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