Albertsons has undertaken a major revamp of the interior of its Pavilions grocery store on Santa Monica Boulevard that has
At least one of them has filed a complaint with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, calling out the deep trenches dug into the floor near the produce area. That customer, who asked not to be identified by name, said he was concerned that dirt, dust and other byproducts from the construction could affect his health and that of other customers.
The photos shared by the customer show that part — but not all — of nearby cabinets housing vegetables are covered with plastic to shield the merchandise from any pollutants.
The work is part of a major redoing of the interior of the store, which is located at 8969 Santa Monica Boulevard just west of Robertson and is one of West Hollywood’s most popular grocery stores. According to a document filed with the City of West Hollywood, Albertsons plans to replace refrigeration and display cases and its wine cellar and provide a wine tasting counter.
It also has already revised the Starbucks seating area and modified the pharmacy area to allow for a new meat cooler and meat preparation area. There will be a new restroom in the pharmacy area at the rear of the store and the two public restrooms and private ones will be remodeled. There will be modifications to the lighting inside the store and modifications to the accessible parking signs on the outside.
The Public Health Department, responding to an inquiry from WEHOville, said it had inspected Pavilions and found no open trenches and no exposed pipes. It said the “trenches are temporarily covered during business hours, which are 6 a.m. till midnight. Work resumes when the store is closed to
Pavilions is open from 6 a.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays and 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. While the Health Department said the trenches are “temporarily covered during business hours” that obviously is not true based on the photographs displayed with this story, which were taken before midnight.
Melissa Hill, a spokesperson for Albertsons, said the company was looking into the issue.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with the safest and highest quality food products available. In addition, the safety and health of our customers and employees are our top concerns,” Hill said. “We are investigating this situation and working with our construction team to resolve the matter quickly. We are also taking the necessary measures to ensure food items are covered during construction.”
Hummmmm MEN work all night to make it all nice,
Veg grow in dirt hummmmm, but you’re worried about dirt, am I missing something. I grow my vegetable in dirt where do vegetables come from (vegetables fairy wrapped in cellophane at midnight) I still don’t get It, where am I going wrong . O I get it they come the same time the meet fairy does ….
This remodel is truly horrendous. This market was very nice the way it was.
Only in Weho would there be complaints about “dirt on vegetables” …obviously they been bar hopping a bit more than growing vegetables…lol. My tomatoe and other veggies I’m growing in my yard actually…yep it’s true folks ..yep “dirt is mixing up with my veggies” and a whole lotta Miracle Grow. Hope they get to visit our farm communities…as one day they might see how funny these statements are 🤣
Construction, digging into flooring and concrete, cutting rebar, grinding off finishes… all of this is not just dirt. Again, if I am paying money for items, I do not want this stuff on them.
Oh no dirt on vegetables! I’d love to know who complained as I’m sure I saw them on nextdoor complaining that someone walked on their lawn.
“The vegetables are exposed to dirt!!”
Albertsons is trying to erase all memory of Pavilions by turning it into a COSTCO. Please note the polished concrete floors, a staple at every warehouse store on the planet. The new shelves don’t hold as much either. Pavilions was an upscale grocery shopping center until Safeway re-purchased Vons. Now that Albertsons has bought Safeway, they intend to turn every store into an Albertsons.
Oh, no! Not the MEMORIES! So sorry for your loss. Perhaps we can replace the forthcoming AIDS Memorial with a Pavilions History Museum. I will post at least one outraged comment on the internet about this. #NeverForget
Reading you all screaming about dusty fruit is the best thing I’ve read all week 😂
Reading you all screaming about dusty fruit is the best thing I’ve read today 😂
Please don’t tell anyone but ALL the vegetables at Pavilions we’re grown in actual dirt.
According to the sign outside, it clearly states that only true service animals are permitted. It stipulates that “emotional support animals” do not qualify. When I witnessed a dog pee by the deli, I informed the management and pointed out the perpetrator. They only sent someone to clean up…said NOTHING to owner. This is what is a hygiene issue and needs to be addressed.
Albertsons is turning Pavilions into a Warehouse Store. It is so disappointing to see advances in lighting and materials vanish. And by the way Pavilions is supposed to be open 24 hours! West Hollywood needs a 24 hour store and Albertsons should not be allowed to quietly take that away from the community.
all you have to do…..is buy your food and leave.