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.