Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
December 25, 2012
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December 6, 2012
I've shopped at the Fresh and Easy located at the corner of South Lake and California a couple of times and have found it to be both convenient and a decent alternative to Trader Joe's (still my favorite) and Whole Foods. Concentrating on this store alone, I feel it would be a loss to both the South Lake neighborhood and Pasadena in general if it was to close (if you remember, this location used to be a Wild Oats store, which itself struggled because of competition to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market). The future of this location will eventually be determined from the sale of the company and new owner. Yes, there's a Pavilions across the street, but comparing Fresh & Easy to them is not really fair. If I wanted to need to fill an empty kitchen, yes, I would go to the larger format grocery store. But if I need to buy just a few things or make a quick trip to fill a missing ingredient then Fresh & Easy did the trick. And judging from some some of my trips here there are many others who do the same thing. Also, the fact that Peet's is right next door also helps me knock two birds with one stone.
Whether this particular location is profitable or not, I don't know. But I think it fills a niche here in Pasadena and hope it will survive.
December 3, 2012
|4th Street, downtown LA|