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Pavilion Plaza West shopping development breaks ground, brings Garden Grove’s first Sprouts Market

The City of Garden Grove, along with Florida-based real estate developer Sterling Organization, and A.R. Mays Construction, broke ground for Pavilion Plaza West, a new multi-tenant commercial development, anchored by the city’s first Sprouts Farmers Market. The 7-acre site is located within a high-traffic shopping area, at Brookhurst Street and Chapman Avenue, south of The Promenade center. Sprouts Farmers Market replaces a vacant Vons Pavilion supermarket.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, Garden Grove Mayor Steve Jones spoke about the City’s continuing efforts to attract new businesses to the area, pointing to the recent additions of an Aldi supermarket and Walmart, and highlighting the community’s enthusiasm over the arrival of the city’s first Sprouts Farmers Market.

“From what I’ve seen and heard, residents are especially excited over the arrival of Sprouts, and the continued expansion of this remarkable center, which is the stamp of approval the City needs to know that we’re headed in the right direction.”

Located in the City’s District 3, belonging to Garden Grove City Council Member Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, the site currently contains a vacant 65,000 square-foot Vons Pavilion building scheduled for gradual demolition starting next week. Sterling Organization purchased the property in 2017, which in addition to the anchor store will also feature national and local retailers, restaurants with outdoor seating, and a drive-through restaurant.

Sterling Organization Principal and COO Greg Moross said, “We are excited to commence construction at Pavilion Plaza West and look forward to the opening of a new grocery-anchored center in the Garden Grove community. We are confident that the addition of Sprouts, along with several additional national tenants that will be announced in the near future, will boost job creation and offer the community an exciting place to shop, eat, and gather.”

The project is expected to create 230 new full-time positions, and over 100 construction-related jobs.

Garden Grove City Manager Scott Stiles underscored the importance of appealing to today’s modern, health-conscious consumers.
“We’re committed to bringing healthy and family-oriented options that enrich the community’s wellbeing and overall quality-of-life. With the opening of Sprouts and its future business neighbors, the City continues to make good on that promise.”
Sprouts Farmers Market is tentatively scheduled for completion at the end of this year, with additional stores opening throughout 2022.

This article was released by the City of Garden Grove.

Artist's conception of Pavilion Plaza West shopping center in Garden Grove. Courtesy graphic.
Artist’s conception of Pavilion Plaza West shopping center in Garden Grove. Courtesy graphic.


  1. “Breaking ground” ???

    That usually means new construction. The old Pavilion is an existing building in relatively good shape so what exactly does “breaking ground” mean?

    “City’s District 3, belonging to Garden Grove City Council Member Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen”

    A district “belonging” to a council member? I though council members “represented” districts, not owned them. Or is there a level of corruption in here that we should know about?

  2. Well! it’s about time.
    It’s been at least 15 plus years since that Vons pavilions went out. I don’t understand why it took so long to put something there but thank God something’s finally going there. Somebody should get on the property owner who owns the strip mall where CVS and Chuze fitness is. That parking lot is disaster potholes everywhere and it needs to be maintained. Property management or property owner has done nothing and there’s too many potholes over there I wish somebody would get on that property owner to fix that parking lot.

    1. I agree completely. The parking lot right outside where Ihop used to be has a huge crater sized pothole that looks like a small lake every time it rains.

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